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April 12, 1915 - February 12, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso

Visitation: 1 hour Prior to the Service

Rosary Service: 9:30 a.m. at the Church

Funeral Home Redwood Valley Funeral Home

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Veronica Ann Johanneck, age 104, of Wabasso, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday with a Rosary service at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Father Diehl Endowment Fund or to the Divine Providence Staff Endowment Fund. Stephens Funeral Services – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Veronica Ann Johanneck was born April 12, 1915, to Hubert and Magdalen (Schmitz) Turbes in Wabasso, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso, attended St. Anne’s School, and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1933. After graduation she worked at the Goblirsch Store and the Wabasso Creamery. On February 19, 1944, Veronica was united in marriage to Norbert Johanneck in San Luis Obispo, California. Veronica was a homemaker until 1956 when she began 20 years as cook and then manager of the St. Anne’s School Lunch Program. In retirement, Norb and Veronica enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in Arizona. Veronica was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary. She was a member of the CCW, Christian Mothers, St. Monica Society, and the church choir. Veronica was a 1997 recipient of the Diocese of New Ulm Bishop’s Service Award. In Wabasso, Veronica was a member of the Progress Club, Senior Citizens, Centennial Committee, Museum Committee, Red Hat ladies and Granny Readers. As a 50+ year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she held offices at both local and county levels. For more than 20 years she chaired the local Sewing for Veterans Program. She volunteered in many ways in the community, including at the Care Center and the Senior Dining program. Veronica was named an Outstanding Senior Citizen of Redwood County in 1999. She enjoyed sewing and crafts; playing cards, Scrabble and Bingo; family gatherings and special friendships with people of all ages. Many in the area have used a dishtowel that she embroidered. She especially treasured being with her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. A strong woman of deep faith, Veronica enjoyed life and sharing her life with family and friends. She leaves a beautiful legacy of wonderful memories for her family and those who knew her.

Veronica is survived by her daughters: Kathleen Manley of Blaine, Mary Johanneck of New Ulm, and Rita Weimar of Coon Rapids; granddaughters Linda (Eric) Manley-Kuitu of Woodbury, Laura (Rob) Emerson of Inver Grove Heights, and Stephanie Weimar of St. Louis Park; great-grandchildren Tristan Kuitu, Madeline Kuitu, and Nicholas Emerson; brother-in-law James Green; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Norbert, and siblings Sylvester Turbes and Rose Marie Green.

Blessed be her memory.

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