Verneil G. OrvikVerneil G. Orvik, age 76, resident of Lakota, ND, formerly of Michigan, ND, died Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.
Verneil Genevieve Orvik was born April 30, 1937 in Melvin Township of Nelson County, ND, the daughter of Goodwin and Vilda (Masters) Orvik. She was raised on her parent's farm and attended the Melvin Township School and Michigan High School, graduating in May 1955. In 1967, the year after her father died, Verneil and her mother moved into a home in Michigan. After her mother broke her hip Verneil cared for her mother until her mother’s death in 1973. At various times in her lifetime Verneil worked as a house painter, a janitor, and an in home day care provider. She especially enjoyed her time as a day care provider and the kids she cared for. Verneil also enjoyed visiting friends in person and by phone and taking drives down memory lane in Melvin Township. She moved to the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in August of 2008. Verneil was a member of Michigan Lutheran Church and a past member of Melrose Lutheran Church.