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Verba ‘Verbie’ Vculek

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Verba “Verbie” Jane Diedrich Vculek was born April 20, 1924, on a farm east of Marshall to William and Emma Diedrich and passed away Feb. 4, 2020, at Hennessey Care Center.

She was 95.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary was Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hennessey. Mass of Christian burial was 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Joseph’s with Rev. Ed Menasco as celebrant.

Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Hennessey under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. After graduating from Marshall High School, Verbie started working for the Bank of Marshall and continued her career there for 45 years.

She married Ernest Vculek on Oct. 26, 1948, at St. Camillus Church in Marshall. They lived on the family farm and Verbie continued to live there following Ernest’s death until her health declined.

Verbie was a member of St. Camillus Catholic Church of Marshall. She belonged to the Altar Society and was a Eucharistic Minister. She led the singing until its closing.

Her first solo, at age 3 ½, was “Silent Night” in German on Christmas Eve at the E & R Church.

She said God blessed her with her voice. She sang at school functions, many organizations, weddings and funerals.

She enjoyed growing fl owers in the summer and needlework in the winter.

Verbie will be missed by her daughter Pamela of Ohio; nieces Diane Petru, Debbie Wolff; and nephews Ellen Price, Janell Ernce and Marvin Kusik and Arlon Enmeier.

Verbie was preceded in death by her husband Ernest; parents William and Emma Diedrich; one sister, Madonna Enmeier; nieces Dorene Horstman and Sharon Long; and nephew William Enmeier.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Calvary Cemetery, Hennessey or Marshall Cemetery South with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.