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Verna Aden, 93 - July 16, 2008


Verna Christina Aden, 93, of Gothenburg, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Hilltop Estates.
Services were held at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg on Saturday, July 12, with Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Interment took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Aden was born Sept. 18, 1914, at Gothenburg to Heye Menard and Etta (Ackerman) Aden. She grew up at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1933.
She was united in marriage to Renkie Aden on Feb. 5, 1936, at Gothenburg. In 2006, the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Aden was a member of the American Lutheran Church, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary, Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Extension Club and served on the board of the Community Concert Series.
She enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her Jeffrey Lake cabin as well as writing poetry, painting, gardening, cooking and crafting, according to family members.
Aden was preceded in death by: her parents, Heye and Etta; her husband, Renkie; four brothers—Reinie, Victor, Martin and Don; two sisters—Alma Block and Regina Hicken; son-in-law, Rodger Haynes.
?Survivors include: two daughters—Adelle (Ken) Williams of Gothenburg and Luella (Richard) Heimann of Mission Viejo, CA; three sisters-in-law—Alvina Aden, Katherine Aden and Lena Aden, all of Gothenburg; seven grandchildren—Stephanie Markham Heimann of Beacon, NY, Jennifer Heimann of Denver, CO, Mike (Patty) Heimann of San Diego, CA, Jeffrey (fiancé, Alona Tolentino) of Manhattan Beach, CA, Kirk (Chris) Haynes of Gothenburg, Heather (Troy) Franzen of Gothenburg and Nathan Haynes of Lincoln; seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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