Elverna R. Kezar, 83, Minneapolis

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elverna R. (Nasby) Kezar, 83, of Minneapolis, formerly of Lyle, Minn., died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Walker Methodist Health Care Center in Minneapolis.

Elverna R. Kezar

Elverna Rose Nasby was born on Jan. 2, 1930, in Forestburg, S.D. to Reuben and Elizabeth (Sievert) Nasby. She attended the Faribault School for the Blind. She graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay Oregon. On June 6, 1953, she married Donald Kezar. Elverna spent 35 years as a manager of The Blind of Minnesota Credit Union, retiring in 1994. Elverna’s favorite pastimes were watching old movies, doing puzzles, painting, researching the family tree and “stuff and junk.” In February 2009, she moved to Walker Methodist Health Care Center in Minneapolis.

Survivors include her daughters Pamela (Gordon) Martin of Lisbon, Iowa, and Diane (Randal) Hancock of Eagan, Minn.; stepdaughter Marsha (Bob) Bren of Shoreview, Minn.; grandchildren Sabrina Martin, Bryan Martin, Laura Hancock and Patrick Hancock; sisters Marlene (Earl) Farlinger of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Shirley Jenkins of Austin, Minn.; sister-in-law Delores Nasby of Stewartville, Minn.; special niece Debra (Chuck) Osowski of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Donald, on Jan. 13, 2013; her parents Reuben and Elizabeth Nasby; her brother Vernon; sister-in-law Marion Nasby; and grandson Adam Hancock.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Oakland. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to offer special thanks to the caring staff at Walker Methodist Health Care Center, Minneapolis. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.