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Verona Timm -- Plainview

December 28, 2018

Verona Evelyn Timm, age 93, of Plainview, died Dec. 26, 2018, at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview.

She was born in the home of her grandparents in Plainview on March 16, 1925, the daughter of Reuben and Elsie (Goetz) Zabel. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview on March 27, 1925, and confirmed there in 1939. She was a lifetime member of Immanuel.

She attended Plainview schools, graduating in 1943. She enjoyed singing in a group and tap dancing as a teenager. While in high school, she was trained to prepare rationing books for WWII. Verona was a bookkeeper for People’s Co-Op Oil in Plainview for four years.

On March 22, 1947, she married Elmer Timm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The marriage was blessed with two children, Rita and Marlin. They farmed in Wabasha County. They were named outstanding conservation farmers of Wabasha County on three different occasions and recognized by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Mr. Timm passed in 2009, just days short of their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Verona enjoyed baking, cooking, trying new recipes, reading, growing plants, and travel. She loved cats and had two as her companions. Her family gave her much joy and she enjoyed baking for them.

Verona is survived by a daughter, Rita (Robert) Luecke of Norwood Young America; a son, Marlin (Gayle) Timm of Plainview; six grandchildren, Daryl (Heather) Luecke of Norwood Young America, Jennifer (Mark) Jurgensen of Plainview, Darla Wisch of Waconia, Jason (Abby) Timm of Kellogg, Donna (Harry) Markus of Kenosha, Wis., and Michael (Courtney) Timm of Plainview; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Donald (Mary) Timm; and sister-in-law, Elaine (Franklin) Folkert; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; parents, Reuben and Elsie Zabel; and her brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Lucille Zabel.

Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview, with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery, Plainview. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third St. SW, Plainview, MN, 55964. 507-534-2003. Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.

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