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Published March 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Verna Eckman

Verna Eckman, 85, Moorhead, MN, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN.

Verna Basol was born on May 13, 1927, on the family farm near Portland, ND, to John F. and Louise A. (Nelson) Basol. She grew up and attended school there. Verna married Leon Eckman on October 16, 1950, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They made their home in Moorhead where they raised seven children. Verna worked as a cook at Concordia College for over fifteen years. She had been an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Moorhead, and volunteered at Eventide for many years. She loved baking, cooking, sewing and gardening.

Verna Eckman

Verna Eckman, 85, Moorhead, MN, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN.

Verna Basol was born on May 13, 1927, on the family farm near Portland, ND, to John F. and Louise A. (Nelson) Basol. She grew up and attended school there. Verna married Leon Eckman on October 16, 1950, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They made their home in Moorhead where they raised seven children. Verna worked as a cook at Concordia College for over fifteen years. She had been an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Moorhead, and volunteered at Eventide for many years. She loved baking, cooking, sewing and gardening.

Leon died on February 6, 2004.

Verna is survived by her son Leon (Sandra) Eckman, Phoenix, AZ; three daughters Kathleen (Larry) Kraft, New Rockford, ND, Emily (Carl) Pierce, Moorhead, MN, Kristine (Steve) Seaburg, Lakeville, MN; two sisters, Lillian Jemtrud, Portland, ND, and Norma Olson, Breckenridge, MN; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon; sons Lyle, Duane and Greg; five brothers and one sister.

Visitation: Monday, April 1, 2013, from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.

Funeral: Monday, April 1, 2013, at 1:30 P.M., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.

Interment: Moorhead Memorial Gardens

Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com

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