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Verna Mae Hebrink -- Spring Valley

Mrs. Hebrink

SPRING VALLEY -- The funeral for Verna Mae Hebrink will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery, rural Spring Valley.

Mrs. Hebrink, 90, of Spring Valley, died Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Spring Valley Care Center.

Verna Mae Stoskopf was born May 9, 1915, in Preston. She graduated as valedictorian from Preston High School, attended Normal School training and taught in country schools in Fillmore County. On Oct. 26, 1937, she married Merle Hebrink on her family farm in Preston, and they made their home on the Hebrink Century farm in rural Cherry Grove. They retired from farming and moved to Spring Valley in 1997. She was active in the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, as a youth leader and on many boards. She enjoyed traveling, baking, gardening and quilting; and was involved with political issues.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Bill) Wagner of Burnsville, Minn., Carolyn (Carter) Glendenning of Minnetonka, Minn., and Elaine (Colin) Eickhoff of Eyota; two sons, David of Spring Valley and Wayne (Dona) of Fountain; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister and three brothers.

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Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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