Nov. 11, 1924 -- Sept. 10, 2018
Vera E. Hellbusch, 93, of Fullerton, passed away Sept. 10, 2018, at Boone County Health Center in Albion surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Fullerton with the Rev. Allen Pingel officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Fullerton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton is serving the family.
Vera was born Nov. 11, 1924, to George and Ida (Holtz) Luft in Havens. As a child, she attended Rural School District No. 23 in Nance County. She grew up helping her folks on the farm south of Fullerton. She married Dale Hellbusch on Nov. 3, 1948. She loved horses and country music. She had a beautiful singing voice and played the guitar. She also frequently played and sang at barn dances.
Dale and Vera’s greatest love was their family of six sons, Darrell (Sue), Dennis (Marilyn), Doug (Carol), all of Fullerton; David (Martina) of Genoa, Dick (Lisa) of Belgrade, and Danny (Annette) of Columbus; three daughters, Diane (Harold) Harris, Darla (Doug) Russell, and Debbie Sonderup, all of Fullerton; and her dog, Misty. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and her brother, William Luft of Fullerton.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale; son Dennis, grandson, Kurt Hellbusch; twin brother Vernon, brothers Phillip, Lawrence, and Raymond; and sisters Christine Wait and Josephine Bremer.