Verna M. Guenther

Verna M Guenther passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023 in Laramie, Wy. She was 91.

Verna was born 1/29/32 in Greenwald, MN and graduated from Melrose High School, MN.

Verna married Virgil Vornbrock in 1952 and she raised 5 children in St. Cloud, MN.  She had a 20+ year career at Sears Roebuck and retired as the Service Center Manager.

She met William Guenther on an Elderhostel trip to the Grand Canyon.  Their 23 years together have been spent exploring the West on hiking trips, meeting up with friends and family, square dancing and gardening.  She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Newman Center.

Survivors include her husband William; her children Kathy Weis, Bob ( Bonnie) Vornbrock, Gary Vornbrock, Diane ( Joel Ostby) Vornbrock; sister Ann Lester; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Also survived by William’s family including children Eda, Clark(Rhonda), Paul(Joan), and Lee Ann; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Preceded in death by her first  husband Virgil Vornbrock, her daughter Susan Vornbrock, parents Joseph and Eulalia Braun, brother Stan Braun.

At Verna’s request, there will be no memorial services.  The family suggests you take a loved one on a hike.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Laramie. 

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Condolences (7)

  • Mardell and Dominic Aragon

    Clark, Rhonda and families, Sending our deepest condolences to you. Wishing you the best memories to cherish forever. Mardell and Dominic Aragon

  • Virginia Vincenti & John Rowland

    Bill and family, John and I are sorry to hear of Verna's passing. We know you will miss her. We have such fond memories of both of you in various setting such as hiking,square dancing, and others. Bill, we will come to visit you soon. Warmest regards, Ginny Vincenti and John Rowland

  • Sharon Kay Veronica

    "Aunty Verna" was the best God-Mother a girl could have. She was my God-Mother, the person who would take care of me if my parents died--at least this is what I thought when I was a child. It gave me a lot of comfort knowing she was my God-Mother. I still have (and use) gifts she made me for me over the years. I loved her very much. I was so blessed to have such a loving Aunt. My confirmation name was "Veronica"--as close to getting a Saint's name as we could to the name "Verna." I know she will be missed by many. God bless you, Aunty Verna and may you rest in peace. Love, your niece, Sharon

  • Julie (Younger) Baartman

    I remember living across the alley from my Aunt Verna, she had a great sense of humor and was a great gardener. I loved the special summer days of making homemade ice cream. Verna and Virgil had a cabin on Gull River and the Younger family did too and we spent lots of times together with all the cousins. Fish fry’s, homemade biscuits and donuts ! My sympathies to Kathy, Bob, Gary and Diane. Hold onto those special memories.

  • Marlene Vornbrock

    Verna we will miss you so much! To my cousins I'm am so sorry for your loss! Mat she rest in peace!😇

  • Matt

    We will miss you at the Guenther Family Holiday gatherings. You were always a sweet lady! Our sincere sympathy to your families. Matt and Helen Peters(Rhonda Guenther's sister)

  • Laura Gaddis

    A long time neighbor. We will miss her walking by our house. Go in peace. Tom and Laura Gaddis


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