Veronica Moreno, 63, formerly of Spring Valley
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:52 AM
Veronica Lou (Smith) Moreno, 63, of Longville, Minn., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital where she had been for four days.
Veronica Lou Smith was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Rochester, to Kenneth and Ruby (Higgins) Smith. She attended school in Spring Valley. On Aug. 25, 1995, she married Augustine Moreno, Jr., in Longville. They lived in St. Charles until 2002. She was employed at Northern Lights Casino in Walker. Mr. Moreno works in security at Northern Lights Casino. Mrs.Moreno had also worked at Telex Communications making hearing aids.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, decorating for holidays and most of all spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Augustine Moreno, Jr.; her mother, Ruby Schiebe of Longville; two sons, Rocky (Melissa Burnett), of Chatfield and Augustine Moreno III of Brooklyn Park; one daughter, Amy Moreno of Faribault; 10 grandchildren; eight siblings, Peggy Larson (Russell Roe) of Spring Valley, Robyn (Allyn) Earles of Waseca, Cheryl Vantries (Randy Vreeman) of Spring Valley, Venetta (Curtiss) Papenfuss of Dakota, Pam (Tim) Cloutier of Rochester, Keith Smith of Austin, Kenneth "Pep" Smith of Rochester and Teresa (Wayne) Hunt of Denton, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Smith, and sisters, Sandy Smith and Cindy Smith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, at Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, with the Rev. Michael Hopper officiating. Burial was in the Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.