Verna Wollenmann, 85, Ferdinand

Verna Wollenmann, 85, of Ferdinand, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 8:45 a.m. at Scenic Hills at the Monastery. 

Verna was born on September 13, 1934, to parents Werner A. and Irene A. (Lindauer) Wollenmann and spent her entire life in Ferdinand where she was born and raised.

Verna attended grade school at Ferdinand Elementary School and attended High School at the Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. She received her nursing credentials at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Verna started her nursing career at Stork Memorial Hospital in Huntingburg then went on to work as a nurse for Dr. JP Salb in Jasper. She retired from her career working as a home health care nurse in Jasper.

Verna was a Member of Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church and its St. Ann’s Sodality. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, a Choir Member and Lector, as well as a Religion Educator. 

Verna is survived by her sisters, Carolyn (Virgil) Tieken of Ferdinand and Gloria (Wollenmann) Shreve of Santa Claus; her brother, Paul (Joelle) Wollenmann of Evansville; her sisters-in-law, Betty (Borho) Wollenmann of Ferdinand, Marilyn (Abel) Wollenmann of Naperville, Illinois, and Martha (Vehr) Wollenmann of Holland; and by 37 nieces and nephews.

Preceding Verna in death are her parents Werner A. and Irene A. (Lindauer) Wollenmann of Ferdinand; siblings, Maxwell and Helen (Borders) Wollenmann, Leander Wollenmann, Aloysious and Mary Ann (Borho) Wollenman, Mary Margaret (Wollenmann) and Sy Hurst, John and Ann (Braunecker) Wollenmann, Charles Wollenmann, Matthew Wollenmann; and Brother-In-Law, Christopher Shreve.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. ET and on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. ET at Becher Funeral Home, A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at St. Ferdinand Church at 11 a.m. ET. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Ann’s Sodality of St. Ferdinand Church.

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