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Verna Evelyn Lien

June 10, 1921 July 3, 2013
Verna Evelyn Lien
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Obituary for Verna Evelyn Lien

Worthington, MN

      Verna Evelyn (Wang) Lien, 92, was born on June 10, 1921, in Oslo, MN, the daughter of Adolph and Sophie (Veralrud) Wang. The family moved to Hoople, ND when Verna was a child. Later, they moved to Park River, ND where she spent most of her life before her marriage to Orville K. Lien on September 14, 1941. In October of 1941, they moved to California where she worked in the Defense Plant. Their two children, Carolyn and Lonald were born there. In 1950, they moved to Worthington, MN and purchased Thorsness Electric which became Lien Electric. Verna worked as Lien Electric’s bookkeeper for many years. Verna was an active member of the First Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school for some years. She was also Chairperson of the American Legion Auxiliary. Verna was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Verna died on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.
      Verna is survived by her husband of 71 years, Orville of Worthington, MN; daughter, Carolyn (George) Hoffman of Cathedral City, CA; son, Lonald (Ginny) Lien of Worthington, MN; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one step great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Clarence, and Gilbert Wang, and sisters, Myrtle Penas, Lila Lien, and Alpha Peterson.
      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Richard Ricker officiating. Honorary bearers will be Verna’s grandchildren, John Hoffman, Rachel Mitchell, Ryan Lien, Andrew Lien, Jon Lien, Danya Orellana, Dawn Thomsen, Dustin Thomsen, Dale Thomsen, and Darcie Thomsen. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

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


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