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Velma Wiebe

Velma L. Wiebe, age 87, of Huron, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Huron Nursing Home. Her funeral service was at 10:30 AM Friday, June 29, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Rinearson officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Church section of the Ideal Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Farms International at PO Box 270, Knife River, MN 55609.

Velma Lucille Litwiller was born on March 12, 1920, at Hopedale, Illinois to John and Phoebe (Good) Litwiller. She graduated from high school in Hopedale and attended Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas. It was there that she met her future husband, Edward Wiebe. Velma graduated from the Mennonite School of Nursing in La Junta, Colorado in 1946.

She married Edward Wiebe July 20, 1946, at Hopedale, Illinois at the home of her parents. She served faithfully with him in ministry for over fifty years. They served churches at GoYe Mission in Porum, Oklahoma, at West New Hopedale Mennonite Church in Ringwood, Oklahoma, at Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church in Huron and at Bethel Community Church in Santa Fe Springs, California. In addition to serving with her husband, she also worked as a registered nurse in Texas, California, Kansas, and at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron. She and her husband retired in 1989 in Rockford, Illinois. They moved to Huron in 2005.

She enjoyed gardening, playing games, reading and singing. In addition, she was an accomplished quilter. Her children and grandchildren cherish the quilts that she stitched with so much love. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Rev. Edward Wiebe of Huron; her two sons, Gary (Nancy) Wiebe of Belvidere, Illinois and Daniel (Doris) Wiebe of Pueblo, Colorado; two daughters, Cheryl Hofer of Huron and Beth (Larry) Bowers of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; eleven grandchildren, Marcy Wiebe, Charity Wiebe, Darryn (Maggie) Wiebe, Kelvin (Charlene) Wiebe, Traela (Neal) Kloster, Matthew Hofer, Nate Bowers, Haley (Steven) Soto, Gared Bowers, Danelle Wiebe and Danae Wiebe; seven great-grandchildren, Gage, Evelyn, Devon, Karis, Tanner, Madisyn and Taygen; one brother, Elmer Litwiller; and two sisters, Ruth Imhoff and Lila Hartman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Alice, Dora, and Clara; and two brothers, Clayton and Oliver.