Visitation will also be held at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.
VERNA E. ROEHL, age 88, of Chili, WI, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Neillsville Care & Rehab in Neillsville, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church, in Chili, WI. Rev. Dan Schoessow will officiate and burial will take place at Windfall Cemetery in Granton, WI. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Loyal, WI, on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm, and again on Friday, at the church, from 10am until time of service.
Verna Elnora Grobe was born on February 5, 1928 in Chilii, WI, the daughter of Edwin and Adelia (Lustig) Grobe. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Purdy School and Marshfield High School. As a young girl, Verna would visit her grandmother, Annie, while going to school. She was united in marriage to Leo C. Roehl on April 19, 1947 at Christ Lutheran Church, in Chili, WI. Verna was a homemaker, raising three children, and helping her husband on the farm for 40 years. She also worked at Farmers Coop.
She was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide and a Sunday School and VBS teacher. Verna was also a member of the Clark County Homemakers for many years.
Verna loved spending time with her family, playing cards and fishing, where they always planned an annual fishing trip somewhere. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, cooking, and baking, especially her cream puffs. Verna collected bells from places she traveled to, and later on, her children and grandchildren brought her bells from places they had traveled.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Leo, of Chili; three children: Elroy of Chili, Darrel of Neillsville, Cheryl (John) Fields of Loyal; four grandchildren: Angel Serenity, Jeremy (Cassandra) Menke-Fields, Jessica (Tony) Weber, Travis (Heidi) Roehl; five great-grandchildren: Hayden and Gavin Weber, Kyler and Alygaeja Menke-Fields, and Jill Roehl; two brothers: Louis (Diane) Grobe of Marenisco, MI, Edward (Loretta) Grobe of Rapid City, MI; one sister: Carol (Ronald) Koepke of Marshfield, WI; one sister-in-law: Janice Grobe of Congress, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Elmer "Butch" Grobe, and one sister: Florence Grobe.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Verna's name to Christ Lutheran Church.