Vernette Halvorson age 86 of Revere, formerly of Lamberton, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home while surrounded by her family.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lamberton Church of Christ. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at the Lamberton Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Lamberton Community Center. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Vernette A. Halvorson was born July 3, 1926 at Revere, MN to Alfred and Sidney (Hegwood) Jenson. On March 4, 1944 Vernette was united in marriage to Laverne Halvorson. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Cloquet where Vernette worked as a nurse’s aide. They later moved to Lamberton where Vernette worked at Valley View Manor as a medication aide. Vernette enjoyed quilting, baking, and canning. She and Laverne loved old time music and dancing. They both enjoyed their trip to Branson to see Boxcar Willie. Vernette’s favorite time of year was Christmas. She loved to decorate for Christmas and have her family around her.
Vernette is survived by her children: Don (Betty) Halvorson of Windom, Gary (Marlice) Halvorson of Youngsville, NC, Patricia (Gene) Gores of Vesta, Karen (Roy) Schmidt of Bingham Lake, Beverly (David) MaKarrall of Revere, Renee (Michael) Eichten of Lamberton, Richard (Jan) Halvorson of Springfield, and Vicki (Rodney) Wendt of Comfrey. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and brother Jim (Marion) Jenson of Sanborn. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Laverne in September 2012, son-in-law Larry Knapper, grandson Scott MaKarrall, great grandson Zachary Gores, sisters Doris Parker and LJ Jenson, and brothers Alfred Jr. and Lowell Jenson.