BACKUS -- Verona Vredenburg, 73, Backus, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Innovis Health Care Center in Fargo, N.D.
She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Deerfield Township near Backus to Roy and Margaret (Tibbetts) Holden. She married Richard Vredenburg on Sept. 21, 1947, in Backus. They lived in Backus. She worked as a nurse's aide for 23 years at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Survivors include her husband, Backus; her mother; five sons, Gary and Tracy, both of Grand Rapids, Dale and Neil, both of Backus, and Wayne, Cohasset; four daughters, Melody Tilbury, Backus, Tammy Gearey and Shannon Vredenburg, both of Pine River, and Mary Davis, Santa Rosa, Calif.; two brothers, Marvin and Loren Holden, both of Backus; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her father and a grandchild died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene in Backus with Pastor Phil Cox officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Backus.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
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