SUMNER — Verla Mae Haverkamp, 85, of Sumner, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Hillcrest Home.
She was born May 13, 1927, in Sumner, daughter of Edward and Erna Bartels Stahlhut. She married Erwin M. Haverkamp on Nov. 18, 1945, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner. He died Oct. 11, 2008.
She graduated from Sumner High School in 1945. The couple farmed for many years in the Sumner area. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Survived by: two sons, Dale (Marilyn) of rural Sumner and Gary (Betty) of Clive; two daughters, Mary Lee (Shirley) Johnson of Big Spring, Ky., and Beth (John) Krogh of Ankeny; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a daughter, Anne Marie, who died in infancy; two brothers, Melvin Stahlhut, and Edward Stahlhut Jr., who died in infancy.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorial fund: will be established in her name.
Condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.