Verna Wollenmann, 85, Ferdinand

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

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

She attended Ferdinand Grade School and high school at Academy Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Verna received her nursing credentials at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Indianapolis.

She started her nursing career at Stork Memorial Hospital in Huntingburg, then went on to work as a nurse for Dr. J.P. 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, choir member, Lector, as well as a Religion Educator.

Survivors include her sister, 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, IL, and Martha (Vehr) Wollenmann of Holland; and by 37 nieces and nephews.

Preceding Verna in death were her parents, Werner A. and Irene A. (Lindauer) Wollenmann and 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, from 4 to 8 p.m. EST and on Thursday, January 23, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. EST at Becher Funeral Home, A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 23, at St. Ferdinand Church at 11 a.m. EST.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Ann’s Sodality of St. Ferdinand Church. Online Condolences may be shared at http://www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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