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Verdella T. Sterner

Verdella T. Sterner, age 63 of Winsted, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 26, 1940 in Howard Lake, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Kieser Gueningsman.

Verdella and Simon Sterner were joined in holy marriage Sept. 9, 1961. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Verdella enjoyed gardening, horses, cooking, sewing and crocheting, and time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Simon, of Winsted; children: Lori Sterner and Simon Sterner, both of Winsted; Anna (Dave) Reese of Cokato, James (Lisa) Sterner of Winsted, Kenneth (Patty) Sterner of Dassel, and Steve Sterner of Winsted; grandchildren: Amanda, Kenny, Jordan, Kelsie, Kaitlyn, James Jr., Ben, Ashley, Philip and Heather; a great-granddaughter, Carmen; brothers and sisters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Verdella was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Aug. 19, at 12:30 p.m., at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with Pastor Orval Wirkkala officiating. Beth Wirkkala was the organist and Tonja Aho was the soloist.

Visitation took place one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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