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Verna VaLois Johnston Sondrol 1895-1963


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/10/2014 at 21:49:44

Mrs. Romaine Sondrol Dies; Rites Set
Mrs. Romaine E. Sondrol, 67, longtime and well-known Estherville resident, died today at 3:30 a.m. at Holy Family Hospital after a prolonged illness. Her death was attributed to cancer.

Mrs. Sondrol had lived in Estherville most of her life and had taken an active interest in church and civic affairs as long as her health permitted. She had been a member of First Methodist Church since 1910, had taken an active part in work of the Methodist WSCS; the Alpha Club, and had been a communion steward of the church for many years.

She was a Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star; past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine; past president of the Social Order of Beauceant; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a past member of the Estherville Womanís Club, at one time having served the organization as president.

The former Verna VaLois Johnston was born April 30, 1895, in Dows, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnston. She moved with her parents to Estherville when a young girl and received her elementary and high school education in the Estherville schools.

She was married Jan. 16, 1919, to Romaine Einor Sondrol here in Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Sondrol have spent their entire married life here.

Surviving Mrs. Sondrolís death are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Donna Jean) Murphy, Minneapolis; a sister, Mrs. Blanche E. Thompson of Estherville, and two brothers, Clyde R. Johnston of Van Nuys, Calif., and Raymond S. Johnston of Darien, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dr. Harry G. Johnston of Estherville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sondrol are to be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fuhrman Funeral Home, the Rev. William R. Noland officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday and until time of services Saturday.

A memorial fund has been established.

Pallbearers are to be Leo Sanders, Arthur J. Johnson, Delber Hinsch, Edwin Sorum, Owen E. Morton and Arnold Anliker.

Honorary pallbearers are C.W. Robinson, Walter B. Hammer, Robert S. Knigh, Leo E. Fitzgibbons, Glenn Wanamaker and Walter A. Schultz. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 6, 1963)


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