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Obituary of Verna Jean (Madsen) Rowe
Verna J. (Madsen)
Nearly Age 93
63- year resident of North St. Paul
Born 1929 in Rapid City SD; entered life eternal peacefully on 10/29/2022 at her assisted living home in Little Canada. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, William "Bill" Rowe and her four siblings. Survived by son, Steve (Julie) Rowe of Cambridge, WI, daughter, Cindy (Kevin) Carlson of Maplewood, MN; grandmother of Bryan (Jenny) Hanson, Katie Rowe, Natalie (Pete) Swenson, Tyler Carlson (Danica Durand); great-grandmother of Isabella, Veronica, Sam, Jackson, Hank, Chip, and baby Tatum; sister-in-law to Rev. James Rowe and Joyce & Jim Swenson; cousin to Betty Bonawitz; aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Verna dearly loved and took great pride and interest in her immediate and extended family. She was a life-long learner who had many interests. She exuded warmth, positivity and encouragement. Verna cherished her deep and long-lasting friendships through North Presbyterian Church, watercolor “Painting Pals”, Choral Bells, “Birthday Girls”, her wonderful neighbors and helpers, and with her newer friends as well. She was an excellent conversationalist and enjoyed engaging with everyone she came in contact with.
Memorial service Friday, November 18th, 2022 at 11:00 AM at North Presbyterian Church, 2675 Hwy 36, North St. Paul, MN. Visitation with family prior to the service starting at 10:00 AM and during the luncheon after.
Memorials preferred to North Church or Remember Niger Coalition, to support quality education for children in Niger, Africa.