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Vernita Hetrick

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Funeral services for Vernita Lillian Hetrick, 73, Alta, were Monday, November 26, at the Church of Christ, Storm Lake, with Pastor Jack A. Barber Officiating.

Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery, Holstein. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vernita Lillian Hetrick, daughter of Hugo and Linda (Kuhlmann) Lafrentz, was born on December 8, 1927 in Ida Grove. She graduated from Alta High School in 1946.

On June 25, 1950, Vernita was united in marriage to Orie L. Hetrick Jr. in Storm Lake. She had been the manager for McCord Manor for the past 18 years. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ and the VFW Auxiliary #6172 in Alta. Vernita also worked for the Buena Vista County Hospital as a nurse's aide.

Vernita battled cancer for several years, actually winning the battle being "cancer free." On November 21, she passed away at the Buena Vista Manor at the age of 73 years, 11 months, and 13 days.

Vernita was preceded in death by her husband, Orie Jr. and her parents.

She is survived by two daughters, Pam Hetrick of Alta, and Reta and her husband Jody Hocking of Storm Lake, one son, Orie III and his wife Jeannine of Fonda, two sisters, Velma Banta of Alta, Ione Munz and her husband Carroll of Paradise Valley, Az.; one grandson, Justin Hocking of Storm Lake, five granddaughters, Crystal of Wall Lake, Breanna of Sac City, Ashley and Brittany of Fonda, and Jaimie of Storm Lake, one great grandson, Tristan, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a host of wonderful friends.