Verna E. Joens was born in North Dakota on April 15th, 1925, and entered into rest on December 18th, 2012. Verna was a resident of Lodi for 83 years. She married Alfred C. Joens on February 16, 1947. Alfred and Verna were Lodi grape farmers for more than 40 years.
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Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Verna also served as a volunteer CNA in the armed forces. She was a homemaker as well as an accomplished seamstress and decorator with a passion for estate sales and See's Candies! Verna's children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was blessed in 2011 with her first great grandchild, Nathaniel. Watching him grow meant the world to her.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, her son, Charles, and her daughter, Claudia. She is survived by her son, Stephen, his wife, Kay, and their son, Matthew, Charles' son, Jesse, his wife, Emily and their son, Nathaniel.
There will be a private family gathering followed by entombment at Lodi Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.daniellesgift.org. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lodi Funeral Home
725 South Fairmont
Lodi, CA 95240
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 27, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013