Verna Marian Kuefler was born on October 25, 1935 in Galahad, Alberta, to Peter and Anna Kuefler. She was the youngest child, having five older brothers and one older sister. Verna lost her father at the very young age of five and her mom was tasked with raising her children and running the family farm on her own. The kids were kept very busy with daily chores and learning the business of farming.
The boys continued farming while Verna and her mom moved to Camrose in 1950. Verna attended Camrose Lutheran College and received her Commercial Course certificate. She met and married Henry Klug in 1957 and had three daughters. Verna helped Henry operate “Klug’s Garage”, until their separation in 1982. Verna took on various jobs, her last being part of the housekeeping staff at St. Mary’s Hospital. A job she took great pride in.
Verna had many interests. She loved music and dancing and spent most Saturdays at “solo dances”. She had a great passion for gardening. She blanched, canned, pickled and preserved pretty much everything. She made great homemade french fries, potato pancakes, pies and raspberry jam. All from her garden of course. She enjoyed nature, animals and Disney shows that featured both. She was an avid hockey fan and cheered on both the Edmonton Oilers and the local Kodiaks. Her favorite visits were those with her granddaughters, whom she called “her girls”.
Verna was predeceased by her father Peter, her mother Anna; brothers Rudy, Fred, Clarence, Arnold and Edwin; sister Katherine. She is survived by her three daughters Diane Klug, Shelley (Doug) Moch and Linda (Terry) Feindel; her three granddaughters Kelsey Moch, Maddy and Taylor Feindel and two sisters-in-law, Adeline and Doreen Kuefler.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, are welcome.