Verna Lorine Berge, 90, of Stewartville, formerly of Lanesboro, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1924, to Carl and Amelia (Christenson) Hildestad.

She married Harvey Berge of Lanesboro on June 27, 1942.

She was a homemaker, cook, waitress and daycare provider. She and her husband lived and farmed in rural Lanesboro before moving into town. Their last years were spent at Root River Estates where he died in November 2012.

She enjoyed people, baking, cooking, entertaining, playing cards and other games. She greatly appreciated her friends wherever she lived.

Survivors include her children, Vernelle (Robert) Schaub and Bonnie (Victor) Ramsey, both of Rochester and Larry (Barbara) Berge of Chatfield; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bennett (Betty) Hildestad of Shoreview; three sisters, Deloris Ruzek of Lake City, Lilah (Allen) Ellingson of Lanesboro and Janet Peterson of Rushford; two sisters-in-law, Donna Hilestad of Eyota and Marie Hildestad of Rochester, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Tilman, Arlys and Ardell and two sisters, Carlene and Muriel.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Friday, March 7, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Lanesboro assisted the family with funeral arrangements.