Venetta Thomson, 95

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Venetta Thomson, 95

Venetta Thomson, 95

Venetta Thomson, 95, of Dayton, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Dayton.

Venetta Emma Thomson was born July 2, 1921, in Browerville, Minnesota, to Charles and Ann (Stish) Obitz. She graduated from Browerville School. Venetta married George Thomson of Motley on Jan. 12, 1941. They moved to Austin, Minnesota in March of 1941. Venetta was employed at Hormel Foods for 32 years. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her family, and playing cards. Venetta was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the circle at St. Ann’s. Venetta and George were blessed with four children.

Venetta is survived by her children, Dennis (Michele) of Motley, Alan of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Karen of New Prague, Minnesota, and Ann (Mike) Buckley of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents, Charles and Ann Obitz; brother, Ed; sisters, Sylvia Plotnik, Bernice Johnson, Geneva Stepaniak and Eileen Steinmetz. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, Minnesota.

Services for Venetta will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley, with Father Joe Korf officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Motley Public Cemetery.

Brenny Funeral Chapel in Brainerd, Minnesota, is in charge of arrangements.