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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Verna Edwina Iverson
June 2, 1927 - October 5, 2021

Place of Birth: Cherry Creek, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 94

Verna E. Iverson, 94, of Williston, ND passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, ND.

Verna Edwina (Skari) Iverson was born on June 2, 1927, six minutes before her twin brother, to Albert and Laura (Elken) Skari in Arnegard Township. She attended school at Farland Country School, two years of high school in Arnegard and completed her high school education in Watford City, ND in 1945. While in school, she participated as an assistant cheerleader, majorette, played basketball, and sang in the choir. She attended college in Williston, ND.

On October 9, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph H. Iverson, at First Lutheran Church in Watford City, ND. Together they raised a family of four as well as a foster son on a farm in Farland Township. They moved to Williston, ND in 1965. They were active members of Farland Church, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Free Lutheran Church. They served side by side teaching Sunday School, playing the organ for 58 years, singing in and directing the choir and fulfilling many roles in each church’s leadership group.

She was a 4-H leader and WMF President in McKenzie County and secretary for the PTA in Watford City. Following and cheering on her children, grandchildren, great-grand children in all their activities, which would take Joe and Verna on many road trips. They especially enjoyed their trips to California, Branson, MO and Norway.

Verna worked at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City and JC Penney Store in Williston. She later worked as a medical transcriptionist for 31 years at Western Dakota Medical Clinic in Williston. She was an excellent cook and one of her signature goodies was Swedish almond cakes. She loved crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading and playing Bunko with her friends.

From being born in the depression era and later becoming an expert cell phone texter, she experienced great changes over her nine decades of life. Some changes were harder than others, but she always counted on her faith and God’s inerrant Word to see her through.

She is survived by her sons, David (Tina) Iverson of Ballantine, MT, Pastor Dean J. Iverson of Williston ND; daughter, Deanna (Art) Lopez of Aubrey, TX; grandchildren, Hal (Tiffany) Iverson of Ballantine, MT, Michael (Raelyn) Iverson of Alexander, ND, Susan (Terry) Rivers of Maple Grove, MN, Nicole (Nick) Fister of Kalispell, MT, Matthew (Kim) Lopez of Frisco, TX, Tim Lopez of San Jose, CA, and many great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph of 69 years; daughter, Dianne; foster son, Carlyle Mikkelson; her parents; daughter-in-law, Eileen (Tande) Iverson; grandchild, Tanya Brown; brothers, Iner, Vernon, infant George Albert Skari; sisters, Esther Kundert, Grace Johnson, Juliette Lundquist, Margaret Mai, Selma Engen, Mildred Vernon; cousin, Ruth Carns.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home Foundation, 1515 2nd Ave. West, Williston, ND 58801.

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Sherry Lervick (Arnegard , Nd)
Oct 5, 2021
Suzie and Grandma Verna
Rest In Peace Grandma Verna!
Richard and Mary Stenberg (Williston, ND)
Oct 5, 2021
Dean, Deanna and David
We are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice that she is back together with Joe and our parents - and is with Jesus. Your parents were stand in grandparents to our girls and we loved them so much. May memories bring you comfort. You are in our prayers
Janice Hunter (Billings, Montana)
Oct 6, 2021
What a dear lady who lived and shared her faith in service to others. She will be making more music on Heaven now .
David Iverson (Ballantine , Mt)
Oct 6, 2021
Mom you were a great mother you were tough on me but you had to be or who knows where I'd be Thank you and see u in heaven give Dad, Dianne ,Eileen,Vern a hug from me. Will miss our football conversations and think of you.
David Iverson (Ballantine , Montana )
Oct 7, 2021
Verna my Mom
Love u Mom you will be missed ,but Your happy now.
MARGARET (Larson) HERNANDEZ (Miles City, Montana)
Oct 7, 2021
David and Family
I am sorry to hear of your mom passing. It's never easy to loss a loved one. I am keeping your family in my prayers and thoughts.
Paula Hansen Schilke (Williston)
Oct 7, 2021
Verna was a bright light. Such a kind and caring, faithful woman. She gave the best hugs. She was a constant presence in our Carns family for as long as I can remember. She always reminded me that she and Joe would often take me to church with them. She told me that when we went to church, I would always put my finger up to my lips and tell everybody to "shhh". God bless her memory.
Betty Jo & Stretch Falcon (Trenton , ND)
Oct 7, 2021
David,Dean & Deana,
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of a sweet, loving lady, that meant the world to all of us Carns Kids! She will always be remembered for taking us to Sunday school with her when they lived on the farm & we were staying with them during summer vacation. Rip Aunt Verna
Loren & Linda Haugen (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Oct 8, 2021
David, Deanna and Dean,
We miss our visits with your Mom and Dad. They are together again where they always looked forward to being.
Crystal Hanson (Williston, ND)
Oct 8, 2021
Thinking of you Iverson family as you mourn the loss of your mom, grandma, great-grandma, all that she was to each one of you. May your broken hearts be healed through the precious memories you shared together and may you all find peace in the grieving process, in Jesus Name.
Pauline Everson (Williston, North Dakota)
Oct 8, 2021
God bless her memory. I know you will miss her.
Denise Weyrauch (Ray, North Dakota)
Oct 11, 2021
It was my pleasure to know Verna and Joe when they resided at Bethel. Verna was such a kind, friendly person. My deepest sympathy to Deanna and the rest of Verna’s family.
Debbie (Malchert) Van Berkom (Bismarck, ND)
Oct 11, 2021
I had the pleasure of working as a medical secretary for two years with Verna at the clinic in Williston. I learned a lot from this nice lady!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family -- cherish your memories!
Connie Cote (Deadwood , SD)
Oct 11, 2021
So very sorry for your loss Deanna and family. Always enjoyed visiting with Verna. Such a kind sweet lady.
Dorine McNary
Oct 11, 2021
I just can't find the right words to say. I send love and hugs and prayers. This is a beautiful picture of a precious Lady who served the Lord with all her heart and being. Verna loved her family so very much!!
Denise Weyrauch (Ray, North Dakota)
Oct 11, 2021
It was my pleasure to know Verna and Joe when they resided at Bethel. Verna was such a kind, friendly person. My deepest sympathy to Deanna and the rest of Verna’s family.
Marla Knutson (Williston, ND)
Oct 12, 2021
I was one of the lucky CNA’s to take care of
Verna when she was on towers. Always had a beautiful smile and wanted to do it all. My thought and prayers to her family.
Patti Herbst (Centralia, Washington)
Oct 13, 2021
To the Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find comfort in God's presence.
Nick & Nicole Fister (Kalispell, MT)
Oct 14, 2021
Thank you for sharing your faith, your singing on phone calls, and your words of encouragement. Until we meet again. Love you.
Carol Strinden Hineman (Bismarck, ND)
Oct 15, 2021
Verna and Dean
Thinking of the Iverson family today as you grieve the loss, and celebrate the life of Verna. She was a dear friend of our family. She and my dad (Dean Strinden) reconnected during the brief time that he was in Bethel Home. She held his hand and prayed with him. She was so kind!
Faye Moe (Denver, CO)
Oct 15, 2021
I had the pleasure of being a neighbor and friend to Verna. She was so strong in her faith and accepting of her circumstances. She made the best homemade tomato soup and canned peaches. I'm going to miss our visits. May she rest in peace.
Norene Haugen Gorder (Williston)
Oct 16, 2021
Verna was a very good Christian, always sharing her faith for everyone to hear. She wanted us all to know how important it is to have Jesus in our lives.
Tim Lopez (San Jose, California)
Oct 16, 2021
Verna was always very kind to me, and I'm glad I got the chance to meet her. The service was very nice, thank you for streaming it!
Vikki (Gorder)Johnson (Williston , North Dakota )
Oct 19, 2021
Verna was such a God loving woman!! Verna and Joe were a great couple!!! My grandpa Hans Christian Haugen was friends with them!! They took care of him when he needed care! In bethel home she sang talked about family and she loved everyone!!! We will miss her!!!
Tina Iverson (Ballantine, MT)
Oct 20, 2021
To my wonderful mother in law!
You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart . Now that you are in heaven it has left a heartache that can not be healed your Love has left wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you for accepting me into your family and living me unconditionally. I love you and will miss you deeply

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