HOWELLS — Services for LaVera “Vera” Burenheide, 83, Howells, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday with a 7 p.m. parish rosary all at the church. An additional visitation will begin an hour prior to services Tuesday.
She died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Parkview Home in Dodge.
Memorials can be made to St. John’s Choir, St. John’s Cemetery and HCCS School.
Svoboda Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.
Vera was born March 1, 1936, on the family farm in Cumming County to Ernest and Hildegard (Kluthe) Aschoff. She graduated from Howells High School in 1954.
Vera was united in marriage to Norman Burenheide on Jan. 18, 1955, at St. Henry’s Church near Howells.
Vera worked in various places in both Howells and Clarkson over the years. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Choir, the Howells Council of Catholic Women and was a member of the Howells and West Point Women’s Auxiliary.
Vera was an avid reader, was on a bowling team for many years and enjoyed going to compete at state bowling. She liked to play cards, Bingo and to go to the casinos with her friends.
Vera enjoyed time with her family and was the type of person who could talk to a stranger and make a new friend.
She is survived by her daughters, Terri Belina of Howells and Carol (Dave) Liekhus of Howells; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Jerry (Betty) Aschoff of Parker, Colo., Tom (Diane) Aschoff of Howells; a sister, Antonella Luebbert of Naperville, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Doris Kluthe of Cairo; and several nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; her spouse, Norman in 1977; her parents-in-law, Ben (Amanda) Burenheide; a son-in-law, Rich Belina; and brothers-in-law Eldon Kluthe and Marvin Luebbert.
Lunch at the Howells Catholic Social Hall will follow burial. Condolences can be left at Svobodafuneralhome.net.