Vera Irene Roy, age 84, of Watertown, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born July 29, 1928, in Mayer, to Walter and Lydia (Lemmermann) Lange.
Vera loved flowers, gardening, canning; everything to do with growing. She was known for being able to grow violets, and to nurse dying plants back from the brink.
Vera and her husband, Leo loved old tyme music, especially the time spent dancing the waltz with each other. Vera also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Summers in Miltona at the family cabin were something to look forward to.
Vera was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Watertown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; and siblings Delores Adickes, Erhard Lange, and Melvin Lange.
Vera is survived by her children, David (LaDonna) Roy, Roger Roy, Suzanne (Larry) Hanson, Julie (Mark) Lyrek, and Louanne (Kerry) Kassulker; grandchildren Darwin (Sharon) Roy, Cristina (Randy) Oestreich, Kelly (Jim) Thaemert, Rebecca (Jim) Burns, Brian (Emily) Roy, Brandon Roy, Alissa Roy, Jason Hanson and special friend Kari, Candace Hanson and special friend Oliver, Scott (Shannon) Lyrek, Joe (Carrie) Lyrek, Kayla Kassulker, Tyler Kassulker; and great-grandchildren Nathan Roy, Bradlee Oestreich, Kalee Oestreich, Michael Burns, Wesley Burns, Mitchell Burns, Logan Roy, Malachi Hanson, Mizak Hanson, Maya Danielsen, Mason Babcock, Kamden Lyrek, and Carsyn Lyrek.
She is further survived by siblings Clifford (Beverly) Lange, Melvina Dalbec, Yvonne Lange, and Don (Renee) Lange; and sisters-in-law Francis Heins and Donna Roy.
Funeral services took place Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Watertown, with visitation in the church for two hours prior to the services. Interment was in the Watertown Public Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.