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Verna Peasley

November 16, 1928 — March 30, 2020

Pelican Rapids

Verna Peasley, 91, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at Pelican Valley Senior Living.

She was born November 16, 1928 in Fergus Falls to Grover and Olive (Wait) Saunders.  Verna and her family resided in Maplewood Township.  Her siblings were Maxwell, Clifford, Sanford, Bruce, Sheldon and Howard.  They all attended country school at District #145 and walked to school 4 miles one way!

In 1948, Verna was united in marriage to Roy Peasley.  To this union, Verlynne and Ernest were born and the family was completed.  Verna began employment at the West Central Turkey Plant in Pelican Rapids and worked there for many years as a valuable employee.  She retired from the turkey plant at the age of 75.  Her time at Riverfront Manor was full of activity.  One of the things she loved the best was watching the butterflies emerge in the spring.  Verna loved butterflies and would wait eagerly each spring to see them transform from the darkness of a cocoon to the glorious creation God designed them to be.  She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She loved animals and had a little of everything on the farm.  One of her past times was reading her Bible.  She loved Jesus and was ready to talk about her faith at all times.  She had many friends and loved to visit.

Verna is survived by her children, Verlynne (Rick) Braton of Barnesville and Ernie (Connie) Peasley of Barnesville, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Howard (Kathy) Saunders of Red Wing, a brother-in-law, Lloyd Peasley, a sister-in-law, Anita Saunders and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy, two children in infancy, five brothers, Maxwell, Clifford, Sanford, Bruce and Sheldon, a nephew, Michael Saunders, two nieces, Shirleyanne and Bonita and six sisters-in-law.

Service: Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Maplewood Lutheran Church, rural Erhard.

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls


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Saturday, July 18, 2020

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