Funeral services for Vera Kill of Morris, MN will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris, with Reverend Lauren Hauger officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Vera Lou Crissey, daughter of Earl and Sena (Hegg) Crissey, was born October 20, 1933 in Horton Township, Stevens County, Minnesota. She attended and graduated from Alberta High School in 1951. Vera was united in marriage to Lawrence Kill on May 22, 1954 at Federated Church in Morris. They celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Following her graduation, Vera worked at Ottertail Power Company until Doug was born. She later worked for Fingerhut, Jergenson's Super Valu, Mitch's and Willie's Super Valu. She was a member of Federated Church and the Federated Women's Fellowship. Vera was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary 5039, the AMVETS Post 290 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #29.
Vera enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and the Minnesota Twins. She also liked playing cards and doing word find puzzles. Her greatest joy was time spent with family and friends.
Vera died on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Skyview Court in Morris, MN. She was 82 years old.
She is survived by two sons: Douglas (Peggy) Kill and Gerald (Sandy) Kill, all of Morris, MN; four grandchildren: Kadee (Josh) Rieland, Sauk Centre, MN, Amanda (Steve) Blume, Herman, MN, Cody Kill, Grand Forks, ND and Mitchell Kill, Morris, MN; seven great-grandchildren: Jenna Kill, Avery Rieland, Emily Rieland, Tucker Blume, Jacob Blume, Chase Blume and Vienna Franey; one brother: Howard (Marge) Crissey, Lincoln, ND; five sisters-in-law: Loretta Ritter, Morris, MN, Judy Lubenow, Alberta, MN, Betty Kill, AZ, Rosa Kill, Morris, MN and Linda Merkel, Hutchinson, MN; three brothers-in-law: Michael Kill, Taylors, SC, James Kill, Rushmore, MN and Donald (Janelle) Kill, Alberta, MN and many nieces and nephews. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Larry on July 18, 2016; her parents, a great-granddaughter, McKinley Blume; brothers-in-law: Richard, Eugene and Kenneth Kill and Richard Lubenow and sisters-in-law, Marie and Georgia Kill.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.