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Verona M. Bussmann

Verona M. Bussmann, age 83, of Cologne, died Thursday, April 13 at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born June 4, 1922 at Hamburg, the daughter of Herbert and Clara (Machemehl) Dammann. Verona was baptized June 11, 1922 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg by the Rev. H. J. Bouman, and confirmed April 5, 1936 by the same.

Verona was united in marriage to Arthur William Bussmann Sept. 4, 1941 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, by the Rev. H. J. Bouman.

Verona was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, serving as its secretary.

She also served as secretary for German Mutual Insurance Company in Norwood Young America for many years.

Verona enjoyed quilting, singing, dancing, reading, and genealogy, having many endless scrapbooks of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; grandson Brett Schneider; parents Herbert and Clara Dammann; brothers Loren and Harold Dammann; brother-in-law Herman Schmidt; father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Emilie Bussmann; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edwin and Sarah Bussmann, Herbert and Esther Bussmann, Alma and Ted Sprengeler, Lydia and William Brueggemeier, and Pete and Malinda Brueggemeier.

Verona is survived by her loving family, son and daughter-in-law Allen and Juanita Bussmann of Austin, Texas; daughter Joanne Grove of Willcox, Ariz.; grandchildren Michele Luis, Heather Schneider, Christopher and Caroline Bussmann, Phillip Bussmann, Ross Schneider, and Andrea Bussmann and fiancée Christopher Griffith; great-granddaughters Claire and Madeline Bussmann; sisters and brothers-in-law Ruth and Ruben Kruschke of Glencoe, Betty and Harold Oelfke of Arlington, and Muriel and Loren Zieroth of Waconia; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Virginia and Ruben Ernst of Glencoe, and Agnes Dammann of Winsted; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services took place Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Cologne, with the Rev. Eric Zacharias officiating.

Casket bearers were Christopher Bussmann, Phillip Bussmann, Ross Schneider, and Earl Schmidt.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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