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Vera Eunice Hvistendahl

January 12, 1916 August 29, 2014
Vera Eunice Hvistendahl
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Obituary for Vera Eunice Hvistendahl

Worthington, MN


      Vera Eunice Hvistendahl, age 98, was born on January 12, 1916, in Ocheyedan, IA, the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Winslow) Ling. They moved to the Worthington area six weeks later and she attended a country school in Indian Lake Township. Vera graduated from Worthington High School in 1933.

      Vera married Sidney Eide on April 16, 1940. They lived in Rushmore, MN and farmed for 21 years. They moved to Luverne, MN in 1961 and Sidney passed away in 1965.

      Vera married Jay Hvistendahl on June 4, 1977. She moved to Worthington and joined the First United Methodist Church, where she became an active member. Vera died on Friday, August 29, 2014, at her residence in Worthington, MN.

      Vera is survived by three children, Don (Bonnie) Eide of Webster, MN, Randy (Gayle) Eide of Sioux City, IA, and Pamela (William) Gould of Glencoe, MN. She is also survived by step children, Jackie (Alan) Lund of Covington, KY, Judy (Conrad) Schmidt of Worthington, MN, and Jim (Bonnie) Hvistendahl of Cannon Falls, MN, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; one daughter, Sheryl; her parents; three brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

      Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Dr. Daren Flinck officiating. Vera’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.


Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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