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Obituary for Verna Louise Van Oort (Kammann)

Verna L. Van Oort, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Christian Meier will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday.

Verna Louise Kammann was born on April 10, 1940, in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of August Meinard and Leona Henrietta (Krause) Kammann. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1958 and continued her education at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

On August 9, 1963, Verna and Jacob Winfield Van Oort were united in marriage at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Along with raising her two children, Verna worked at the Le Mars Savings Bank. She retired in 1971.

Verna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. She assisted with the monthly newsletter, Vacation Bible School each summer and quilted with the guild.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kyle Van Oort of Tucson, AZ and Kari Van Oort of Shawnee, KS; two sisters, Norma Marie Schmidt of Sioux Falls, SD and Edna Arlene Mross of Minden, NV; along with nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jacob on November 11, 2023; and a granddog, Buddy.

Memorials may be directed to the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.