Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Verna W. Schuelke, the daughter of Henry and Lydia (Lichtenberg) Schuelke, was born on a farm in rural Alta, on Nov. 11, 1915. She received her education at St. John's Lutheran School in Hanover where she graduated from the 8th grade. Prior to her marriage, Verna served as a housekeeper.
On June 27, 1943, Verna was united in marriage to Walter Kraemer at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hanover and this couple was blessed with two children, Stanley and Barbara. Walter and Verna's married lifetime was devoted to their farming operation in rural Alta and she enjoyed making a home for her family. Walter died on Dec. 21, 1982. Verna continued to make her home on their farm until she reached the age of 85. At that time, she moved to Storm Lake and resided at Lake Pointe Villa. She came to make her home at the Methodist Retirement Community on May 18, 2004, where she lived until her death.
Verna was a devoted and faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and especially liked doing the mowing on the farm. Verna also did various types of handwork including embroidery and crocheting.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her children: Stanley and Shirley Kraemer of Newell; Barbara Kraemer of Des Moines; grandchildren: Michele Lynch; Joseph Kraemer; Walter Guttenfelder; Jennifer Golay; Jean Shepherd; great grandchildren: Shelby Lynch; Abby Kraemer; Lane Kraemer; Walter and Henry Golay; two brothers: Henry Schuelke of Storm Lake; Leo Schuelke of Des Moines; sister, Marian Schuelke of Des Moines; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; six brothers and sisters.