SAUK CENTRE - Verona E. Vogt, age 94, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, with Rev. Marty Porter officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Verona Emma Becker was born March 16, 1919, in Truman, Minn., to William and Emma (Heckman) Becker. She grew up on a farm near St. James, Minn. On June 24, 1936, Verona married Elmer Vogt in South Branch. She and Elmer farmed in that area for 25 years. In 1961, the family moved to farm near Padua, Minn. Verona and Elmer moved into Sauk Centre in 1977. Elmer passed away in 1985. Verona was a faithful and active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. She also was active in community activities including Senior Citizens, and she volunteered for the Senior Dining Site for many years. In 1992, Verona was voted Outstanding Female Senior Citizen in recognition of her volunteerism in the community. A gifted quilter and seamstress, Verona created many beautiful quilts and embroidered items. She loved watching her family participate in sports and activities, and she was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins. Verona enjoyed her time with friends and cherished time with her family.