Mrs. Vera Kenseth
Source: "Wisconsin State Journal," dated 03/05/2003

EDGERTON - Mrs. Vera Kenseth, age 91, of Edgerton died on Monday, March 3, 2003, at Edgerton Memorial Community Hospital's long term care facility where she had lived for the past 10 years.

Vera was born in Shirland, Ill., on March 10, 1911, the daughter of Max and Eva Packard. She graduated from Cambridge High School and married Earl G. Kenseth on July 13, 1928.

Vera was a dedicated employee of Stumpf's Rexall Drugs and later Hollenberger's Pharmacy for a total of 38 years until she retired in 1990. She was an active member of Edgerton United Methodist Church, where she taught 5th grade Sunday school for many years. She was also a member and officer of the United Methodist Church Women and a member of the Educational Club. Vera was an avid sports fan, supporting teams from youth through the major leagues. Baseball was her favorite and she rarely missed a local little league or baseball game if one of her "kids" was playing. She thoroughly enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and was each team's best fan. Vera especially loved the Christmas season and enjoyed preparing her home for the family gatherings each year. Her hobby was gift-wrapping very unique packages for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she enjoyed creating these special Christmas memories for them.

Vera is survived by sons, Donald Kenseth of Arbor Vitae, Sidney (Dianne) Kenseth of Edgerton, and Keith Kenseth of Florida; and grandchildren, Margie Lund, Linda Kenseth, Ted Kenseth, Joan Spafford, Nathan Kenseth, Jay Kenseth, Brian Kenseth, Clark Bretthauer, Brad Bretthauer and Teresa Bretthauer. Grandma Sweetie, as she was so affectionately called by her great-grandchildren, is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the best grandma and great-grandma and we have many wonderful memories of times spent with her.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents; a sister, Violet Hutter; a brother, Charles Packard; her daughter, Eve Bretthauer; and her daughter-in-law, Grace Kenseth.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6


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