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Verna Herrboldt, 92, of Freeman passed away on Thursday at the Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Funeral Services will be Tuesday Sept. 29 at 10:30am at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Freeman. Visitation with family present will be from 5:30 - 7pm Monday at the Walter Funeral Home in Freeman

Verna Donna Heckenlaible Herrboldt was born on October 29, 1922 to Sam and Hertha (Schmidtgall) Heckenlaible.

She was baptized December 3, 1922 at Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, Heilbronn of Freeman. Verna was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a devoted member all her life.

Verna graduated from Freeman High School in 1941. On April 5, 1944, she married Filmore Herrboldt at Menno; they were married 42 years. To their union three children were born: Kathy, Dennis, and Dan.

Verna loved gardening, flowers, baking, and following her grandchildren's activities. She worked at the Freeman Community Nursing Home as a Nursing Assistant and Bath Aide for 20 years.

In 1995, Verna received the South Dakota Volunteer Sunday School Teacher of the Year Award; she taught Sunday School at St. Paul Lutheran Church for almost 30 years and was well known as remembering her former students with birthday cards throughout their school years. Verna gave freely and willingly of her time in serving the Lord.

Left to mourn her memory are: daughter Kathy and husband DeWayne Graber of Freeman; son Dan and wife Loy Herrboldt of Freeman; and daughter-in-law MaryAnn Herrboldt of Spearfish. Grandchildren: Amy (Michael) Pankratz of Sioux Falls; Dean (Tina) Herrboldt of Spearfish; Jeremy (Melissa) Herrboldt of Watertown; Gwen (Michael Curran) Herrboldt of Madison, WI; Brent (April) Herrboldt of Spearfish; Adam (Zora Pani) Herrboldt of Freeman; and Burgandy (Jacob) Rempfer of Freeman. Great-Grandchildren: Trey and Mia Herrboldt of Spearfish; Isabella, Sterne, and Lincoln Pankratz of Sioux Falls; Ava and Brody Herrboldt of Watertown; and Beckhem Herrboldt of Spearfish.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband Filmore; son Dennis; parents; and brother Kermit.



Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 27, 2015
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