Verda Marie (Iverson) Ellsaesser, age 90, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born August 28, 1924, the 13th child of Iver and Ida (Larson) Iverson in Montrose, South Dakota.
Verda married Harley C. Ellsaesser on April 20, 1945. They lived most of their 62 years of marriage in southwest Kansas. Harley preceded her in death in December 2007; and their son, Ronald, died in February 1983.
Verda is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kraber and husband John of Guymon, Oklahoma; Ron’s wife Beth and husband Dennis Moser of Hugoton, Kansas; son, Larry Ellsaesser and wife Nell of Springfield, Missouri; daughter, Nancy Riney and husband Terry of Pinehurst, North Carolina; and son, Gary Ellsaesser and wife Susan of Hugoton, Kansas.
Verda was a much-loved wife, mother, and grandma to 18 grandchildren, and Grandma G. to 35 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Hugoton with Pastor Jo Mead officiating. A private burial has already taken place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Hugoton Senior Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.