Verna S. Haskin, 103

Published 4:23 pm Saturday, January 29, 2011

Verna Haskin

Verna S. Haskin, 103, of Austin died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.

Verna was born July 23, 1907, at Lyle, the daughter of Hans O. and Molina (Molly Olson) Sampson. She attended school in the Lyle area and was married to Harvey Haskin on Oct. 28, 1936, in Austin. They farmed southwest of Austin until 1962 when they moved to Austin. Verna was a member of the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church and joined Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin after they moved into town.

Verna was a 4-H leader and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting. She enjoyed baking and making lefse. For many years she was the care giver for her husband.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother.

Verna is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Charlie Fawver, Austin; grandchildren, Kelly and Jamie Strey, Burnsville, Todd and Tina Fawver, Wichita, Kan.; great-grandchildren: Erin, Allison, Colin and Madeline Strey, Loren Scarbrough, Nathan and Zachary Fawver; sister: Melba Myhre,Austin; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Reverend Karen Behling officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday at the church for one hour before the service at the church. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.