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VERSCHOOR, Mary L. (1933-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 12:48:22

Mary Lou Verschoor
(November 16, 1933 - October 6, 2015)

BATTLE CREEK – Services for Mary Lou Verschoor, 81, of Battle Creek were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating and visitation from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lou Verschoor was born on November 16, 1933 in Alton, Iowa, one of three children born to Henry and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Miller. She grew up in Alton, Iowa and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. Mary was united into marriage to John Verschoor on April 19, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Alton, Iowa. The couple made their home in Hospers, Iowa, and were blessed with eight children: Brad, Karen, Terri, Doreen, Jack, Todd, Kelly, and Jason. The family relocated to Battle Creek, Iowa in 1969, where Mary went to work at the Orchid Club of Ida Grove, Iowa as a cook. Mary had a true soft spot for children and started an in home daycare with her husband John. Her love of cooking brought her back to cooking for Duke-N-Mins in Battle Creek, Iowa. After Duke-N-Mins closed she went to cook for Sparky’s One Stop Shop in Battle Creek. Mary retired and moved to Ida Grove, Iowa, where she took the time to enjoy her family. She died Oct. 6 at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Verschoor; and brother, Robert Miller. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brad (Donna) Verschoor, of Sioux City, Iowa; Karen Huffman of Sioux City, Iowa; Terri (Larry) Wallace of Battle Creek, Iowa; Doreen (Musa) Grunzweig of Des Moines, Iowa; Jack ( Dede) Verschoor of Kingsley, Iowa; Todd (Becky) Verschoor of Anthon, Iowa; Kelly (Fiancée Tara) Verschoor of Cleghorn, Iowa; Jason Verschoor of Odebolt, Iowa; and sister, B. Dykstra of Alton.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Fri., Oct 9, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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