CROSSLAKE — Verna Mae Hutchins, 80, of Crosslake, Minn., died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services for Verna will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake with Deacon Barry Olson officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather starting at 9:30 a.m.
Verna was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Collegeville, Minn., the daughter of Pius and Barbara (Stich) Gillitzer. She moved to the St. Stephen area where she and her family farmed and later to Gilman. During the mid 1980s, she relocated to Crosslake.
Verna enjoyed flowers, gardening and doing crossword puzzles. She also liked to work on many crafts including quilting, ceramics and oil painting. She home made many Christmas ornaments and Easter eggs. She also painted the blades of old saws. She was an active reader, enjoyed the outdoors and valued charity work. Verna was a member of the Crosslake American Legion, Post 500 Auxiliary.
Verna will be missed by her children, Mary Hutchins, of Crosslake, Connie (Jerry) Schauffler, of Stewart, Kevin Hutchins, of Crosslake, Sandi (Wayne) Juetten, of Ten Sleep, Wyo., Gloria (Bill) Jacobson, of Hackensack, Steve (Brenda) Hutchins, of Williston, N.D., Patrick Hutchins, of Cambridge, Tim (Jeannette) Hutchins, of Pine River, Bob Hutchins, of Crosslake, and John (Connie) Hutchins, of Pine River; five stepchildren; three sisters, Delrose Fischer, Viola Dullinger and Delores Newcomb; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one stepchild; and several siblings.
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