Obit: Fletcher, Verna E. (1917 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Buehler, Dahle, Filak, Fletcher, Grosskreutz, Kurth, Meier, Stark, Yessa

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 10/01/2015

Fletcher, Verna E. (Stark) (2 DEC 1917 - 30 SEP 2015)

Verna E. Fletcher, 97, Wausau, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House.

She was born December 2, 1917 in Edgar, daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha (Grosskreutz) Stark. Verna married the love of her life, Lyle Fletcher on August 3, 1940 in Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2001.

In her younger years, Verna worked for Marathon Electric in Wausau and later as a cashier for Employers Mutual Insurance of Wausau. She retired from the Wausau West High School, where she enjoyed working as a cashier in the school cafeteria. Verna volunteered for many places, including the Talent Shop, Marywood Nursing Home and St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Among some of her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed sewing, ceramics and cooking. She also baked wonderful treats for family and friends and worked many hours in her huge garden. She loved having family picnics and gatherings in her backyard. Verna was a wonderful neighbor and enjoyed sitting in her garage, watching the traffic and folks go by.

Verna loved to travel to New Mexico and New Jersey on a yearly basis to visit with family. She also took many vacations with her daughter, Barbara, visiting the Bahamas and St. Thomas to name a few. She also had the rare opportunity to ride a camel on her vacation to Israel.

Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed by those lives she touched.

Survivors include, two children, Barbara Fletcher and Robert (fiancée Kristine Buehler) Fletcher; one sister, Elsie Meier; one brother-in-law, Carl Yessa, all of Wausau; and was the favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Lyle, she was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Yessa.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Rev. Jen Dahle will officiate. Friends may call on Sunday from Noon until time of services at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aspirus Hospice House, hospice nurse, Amy Kurth, and the staff at Harmony Living Center in Wausau for the wonderful care and support given to Verna. The family would also like to thank Patti Filak from St. Stephen Lutheran Church, who visited with Verna and brought her communion.

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