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Verna M. Taylor, 71

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Verna Mae Taylor, 71, of Lanesboro, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Methodist Campus in Rochester.

Verna was born Jan. 19, 1944, in St. James, Minn, to Albert and Erna (Krumrei) Rahm.

She attended school in Truman and graduated in 1962. She then attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota. On Aug. 20, 1966, she married Edward Taylor at Waverly Lutheran Church in Truman, Minn. The couple spent time in Sri Lanka serving in the Peace Corps. They made their home in Lanesboro in 1970 and began farming together with family. She established Pedal Pushers Cafe in 2004.

Verna loved her family and life on the farm, especially her time feeding calves, driving tractors, and caring for her grandchildren. She was very active in her community and her church. In her personal time she enjoyed many activities including cooking, crafting, gardening, reading, sewing, and painting.

Verna is lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, Edward, her children: Christine (Patrick) Troendle, Scott (Angela), Ben (Darla), and Albert, nine grandchildren, and four brothers Larry, Maurice, Tom, and Ron (Bonnie).

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Pastor Kerry Eversole and Pastor Ed Ruen officiating.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements,

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Original Publication Date: September 23, 2015

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