Verda Yahr Grinde, 96, of Melrose, WI died at Grand View Care Center, Blair, WI on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Verda was born March 9, 1923 to August & Josephine Yahr in Franklin, rural Ettrick, WI. Her father operated the Franklin Store. She attended High School at Gale College, Galesville, WI and Logan High School, La Crosse, graduating in 1940. After a year at St. Olaf College, she accepted jobs in Winnetka & Evanston, Illinois. She so enjoyed her years in the Chicago area. In September, 1947, she married Allen Grinde. They lived and raised seven children in rural Melrose.
She was a member of North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, Women of the ELCA, Shake Hollow Homemakers & Eastern Star.
She dearly loved her family & cherished their company. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends.
Verda was preceded in death by her husband Allen, daughter Anne, by her parents, sisters Amy Urberg, Evelyn Twesme & Fernanda Simonson, and
grandchild Erica B. Grinde.
She is survived by children Bette (Arlen Stern), Jon (Jane), Alyce (Steve Tracey), Allen, Brooke (Jocelyn), Robert (Susan); 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews & cousins.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the North Beaver Creek First Lutheran Church, W10767 County Rd. C Ettrick, WI with a visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Pastor Adam Ahrens will officiate. Burial in the North Beaver Creek First Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery Association.