Verla L. Letteer, 98, Wahpeton, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge Minn. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, with the Rev. Morris W. Stephens Jr. officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Verla was born Aug. 17, 1915 in Wilkin County, Minn., the daughter of William and Zelma (McDougall) Garrett. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Breckenridge High School. 

She married Ray Letteer Oct. 7, 1933 in Sisseton, S.D. They lived in Doran, Minn., until moving to Wahpeton. Verla worked for many years for Rustad Investments Company as the office secretary. After the business closed, she had the loving heart to take care of her family members in their home for several years.

Verla had a great love for gardening, canning of several vegetables and delicious jams, crocheting and numerous craft hobbies. She especially had a green thumb for a basement full of violets. She loved listening to her elite record collection and had a musical talent to play piano. 

Verla loved spending time with her family and friends the most because that is when she could share her love of cooking and trying new recipes.

Verla is survived by her son, Richard (Janice) Letteer, Bismarck, N.D.; two siblings, Jan (Larke) Perry, Sterling, Ill., and Russell Garrett, Fulton, Ill.; seven grandchildren: Bridget, Liz, Holly, Scott, Colleen, Paula and Kevin; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Zelma Garrett; her husband, Ray Letteer; her daughter, Shirley; two sisters, Hazel Elders and Ruth Pearson; four brothers: Richard Garrett, Ralph Garrett, Walt Garrett and Howard Garrett; and her granddaughter, Karen Pankow.

Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.  

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