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Vernitta Madeline Natterstad Berntson
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1914
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2006
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA

Vernitta Berntson, 92, of Windom died Dec. 15, 2006, at Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom.

Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m., at Amo Lutheran Church in rural Storden with Rev. Stephen Norby officiating.

Special music will be provided by Sue Ann Ihrke, pianist; and Dennis and Helen Olson, vocalists.

Casket bearers will be Doug Grapevine, Mike Grapevine, Steve Grapevine, Paul Grapevine, Tim Pietz, Randy Jones, Rex Jones, Ben Berntson and Andy Berntson.

Honorary bearers will be Terri Braun, Tami Pietz, Debbie Von Holdt, Molly Berntson and all of Vernitta's great-grandchildren.

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held today for one hour prior to services at the church.

LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.

Vernitta Madeline Natterstad was born Oct. 22, 1914, to Knut and Minnie (Tolbertson) Natterstad in Storden Township of Cottonwood County. She was baptized and later confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden. She received her education in Storden Public Schools, graduating in 1933.

In 1937, Vernitta married Melvin Berntson at her parents' home in rural Storden. They lived on Melvin's home place in Amo Township until purchasing their own place.

Vernitta received her CNA license and worked at Good Samaritan Center in Westbrook. She later worked in the dietary area at Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom.

During her many years as a member of Amo Lutheran Church, Vernitta was involved in WELCA and was a Sunday School teacher. She also was a member of Sons of Norway.

In 1968, Vernitta and Melvin moved into Windom. They became resident assistants at Hanson-Witt, and later Anderson-Schmidt, funeral homes, where they lived in the funeral home apartment.

In 1979, they purchased a home in Windom and retired.

They became members of American Lutheran Church in Windom, where Vernitta was involved with WELCA in quilting.

After Melvin's death in 2000, Vernitta remained in Windom at Remick Ridge. She later moved to Northome to live with her daughter before returning to Windom and becoming a resident of Sogge Good Samaritan Center.

Vernitta enjoyed growing roses, gardening, quilting, scrapbooking, photography, fishing, history, and entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed time with her family, specially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Melvin, Vernitta was preceded in death by six brothers, five sisters, and two sons-in-law, Jerry Jones and Bob Eyton.

Survivors include her four children: Carolyn Eyton of Nisswa; Katherine (Larry) Grapevine of Northome; Verginia Jones of Windom; and Stanley (Sharon) Berntson of Ketchikan, Alaska; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gracella of North Mankato; and a brother-in-law, Arnold Berntson.

Family links: 
  Melvin Berntson (1911 - 2000)
Amo Lutheran Church Cemetery
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Neerland
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63168286
Vernitta Madeline <i>Natterstad</i> Berntson
Added by: MarillaW
Vernitta Madeline <i>Natterstad</i> Berntson
Added by: MarillaW
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