Verna L. Lane, age 95, of Anoka and fomerly of Cambridge, died July 2, 2013 at Homestead of Anoka. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 6th at Riverdale Church, 3210 Bunker Lake Blvd NW in Andover. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Strike Cemetery.
Verna Lane, (95) precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend went to heaven on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A woman of deep faith in God, she left a legacy of love for all who knew her. Verna is survived by daughters :Karen (Walter), Sherree, Melody (Mark); sons: Gary (Shirley), James (Joy), Gordon (Carol), 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Bennet, son Paul, and infant daughter Vicki, parents John & Tilda Kluck, siblings Clifford, Evelyn, Gilbert, Lorraine and Henry (“Bud”). Born August 10, 1917 in rural Cambridge, MN, Verna grew up on a farm, and then moved to Minneapolis after graduation from high school. Verna earned a Business Degree but found her niche when she began working at a bakery. Verna and her husband Bennet moved to Isanti County where they raised their family of 7 children. Times were difficult, so Verna went to work at Cambridge State Hospital where she worked many years and then retired as head baker. Verna lived a long full life, enjoying her family and friends. Most recently she resided at The Homestead at Anoka, among the residents who moved from the old facility to the new where she received loving care. Verna expressed appreciation to all who cared for her and told them “Jesus loves you and me more than we know.” Her final verbalized prayer spoke volumes: “I pray all my family will be there when the saints go marching in.” We miss her deeply!