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October 22, 2017

7/17/2017 7:55:00 AM
Memorial service for Verna Haack Aug. 19 at St. John's

Verna Mae Haack, 86, a longtime Stewartville resident, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her home in Cambridge, Wis.
Verna was born on July 8, 1930 in Stewartville, to Elmer and Alice (Lee) Quandt. She graduated from Stewartville High School in 1948.
Verna married Berdell Henry Haack on Sept. 24, 1950. Verna and Berdell farmed nearly 1000 acres near Stewartville, putting in long hours, while Verna still maintained a perfectly clean house. After their retirement Verna and Berdell moved to Lake City, where they resided until Berdell's death in 1994. Verna then moved to Cambridge to be near her children Vicki and Kami.
Verna and Berdell loved to travel in their motorhome, and spent many winters living in Texas. Verna had a keen eye for decorating and fashion. Verna enjoyed entertaining their many friends and her family, who meant everything to Verna. Verna was a past member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville and Grace Lutheran Church, while living in Cambridge. Grams, we will love you forever!
Verna is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Mark) Sewell of Cambridge and Kami (Jerry Bales) Haack of Woodlands, Tex.; daughter-in- law Cheryl Haack of Stewartville; grandchildren, Leah (Cody) Kochaver, Christopher Sewell, Lauren (Fiancée-Josh Eimer) Sewell, Kaelynn Haack, Cooper Haack, Allee Bales, Tiarr (Chris) Dahlen, Sierra Haack and Rio Haack; great-grandchildren, Merrick Dahlen, Kallan Dahlen and Hugo Kochaver; brother, Ray (Janet) Quandt and sister Violet Springer.
Verna is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Berdell, son, Ricky and sister, Evelyn.
A memorial service will be held for Verna on Aug. 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Rev. Steve Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
A time of visitation for friends and family will take place one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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