Verna K. Schuster, 89, of Barnesville, MN, formerly of Breckenridge, MN, died Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Center, Barnesville, MN.
Verna K. Parde was born December 22, 1918 to Edd and Grace (Duitsman) Parde near Adams, Nebraska. The family then moved to Pickrell, Neb., where she grew up and attended school, completing her formal education in 1933, a graduate of School District 6, Gage County, Neb. Verna was confirmed March 25, 1934 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pickrell.
Verna was united in marriage to LaVern E. Schuster on January 14, 1940 by the Rev. J.B. Reents in Pickrell. The couple lived near Firth, Neb. until they moved to Minnesota in 1953. They farmed at rural Rothsay, MN and were members of Breckenridge Lutheran Church, where Verna also taught Sunday school.
Following Lavern's death on July 25, 1983, Verna moved to Breckenridge, MN, where she made her home until she moved to the Leech Home in Wahpeton, ND. In March, 2003, she moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Barnesville, MN.
Verna enjoyed quilting, flowers, gardening, playing cards, croquet and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by: 2 sons: Calvin (Connie) Schuster of Barnesville, MN and James (Claudia) Schuster of Bismarck, ND; 2 daughters: Gloria (Jerry) Schoenborn of Mahnomen, MN and Joyce Larson of Fargo, ND; 10 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren; 1 sister: Bernice Roschewski of Beatrice, NE; 1 sister-in-law: Lorene (Lester) Harms of Beatrice, NE
She was preceded in death by: Her parents: Edd and Grace Parde; Her Husband: LaVern E. Schuster; 3 brothers: Heye, Wilke, and Arnold Parde; 5 sisters: Dena Wallman, Anna Trauernicht, Tillie Remmers; and Tena and Eilendena in infancy
Visitation: Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. at the Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN, There will also be visitation one hour prior the service at the church.
Funeral: Thursday, December 27, 2007 -11:00 A.M. at the Breckenridge Lutheran Church, Breckenridge, MN
Officiating: Pastor Mark Manning
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge, MN
Funeral Home: Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Minnesota