Obituary: Verona N. Swanson
Verona N. Swanson Lind, nee Liebelt, age 100, passed away August 21, 2017, at Riverview Health Care Center.
Verona was born on July 5, 1917, to Carl and Nanny (Peters) Liebelt in Fifield. She graduated high school in Fifield. She attended Normal School in Phillips in 1936 and later graduated from Northland College with an education degree. She taught elementary school in Spirit and Ogema area for 28 years.
In 1941, Verona married Bennie Swanson and lived in Spirit until 1990. They had two children, Karen Ann and Kenneth. Bennie passed away in 1988.
In 1990, Verona married Arthur “Henry” Lind and moved to Prentice, where she lived until 2008. Henry died in 1994.
Verona enjoyed family get-togethers, grandchildren, her teaching career, playing cards with neighbors and friends, gardening and attending church activities. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Spirit.
Verona is survived by her children, Karen (Terry) Johnson and Kenneth (Cheryl) Swanson; five grandchildren, Tammy (Dan) Lundberg, Amy (Neal) Gebauer, Michelle (Andy) VanderWyst, Karla (Gil) Saylor and Todd Johnson; She is further survived by nine great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Ann Liebelt and several nieces and nephews.
Verona is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Bennie Swanson and Henry Lind; brothers, Elmer and Robert Liebelt and a sister-in-law, Martha.
The Funeral Service for Verona will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Spirit. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Spirit Hillcrest Cemetery. (Krueger Family Funeral Home)