Verona E. Kirchhoff

Verona E. Kirchhoff, 81, of Tripoli, died Sunday evening, May 21, 2017, at the Cedar Falls Health Care Center with her loving family by her side.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Scott Duffus officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made in Verona’s name to the Shrine Hospitals, Grace Lutheran Church, and V.F.W. both in Tripoli.  

Verona Emma, daughter of Herbert and Louise (Pipho) Judisch was born October 29, 1935, at Buck Creek, rural Sumner. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek. Verona received her education at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek’s Parochial School and graduated from Sumner High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to John Hanson at St. John Lutheran Church- Buck Creek. To this union one daughter was born, Debra. John’s death occurred in 1956. On April 8, 1959, Verona was united in marriage with Vernon Kirchhoff at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek. To this union four children were born, Becky, Randy, Tammy, and Julie. The couple made their home in the Tripoli area. Verona worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Sumner Hospital prior to being a homemaker. She was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, where she was very active in the Women’s Guild and other church activities, 4-H leader in Tripoli for many years, V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary in Tripoli, County Farm Bureau Board, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Women’s Shrine Auxiliary. Verona enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and golfing.

Verona is survived by her husband, Vernon of Tripoli; five children, Deb (Dean) Mirs of Tripoli, Becky (Dale) Shonka of Tripoli, Randy (Pia) Kirchhoff of Tripoli, Tammy (Alan) Geweke of Tripoli, and Julie (Kevin) Pearce of Omaha, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren, Chris Mirs of Texas, Leslie (Nick) Kaeding of North Liberty, Tyler (Sarah) Shonka of Tripoli, Mike (Kaylin) Dornbusch of Waterloo, Taylor Dornbusch of Iowa City, Kyle (Brittney) Kirchhoff of Tripoli, Tanner (Mary Reding) Shonka of Tripoli, Kalie (Kris Schuldt) Kirchhoff of Winterset, Grant Pearce of Omaha, Taylor Geweke of Tripoli, Trent Pearce of Omaha, Kara Pearce of Omaha, Jordan Geweke of Tripoli, and Brianna Kirchhoff of Tripoli; five great-grandchildren, Carson Kaeding, Piper Shonka, Chloe Kaeding, Kayson Kirchhoff, and Kohen Kirchhoff; one sister, Lavonne Moeller of Tripoli; one sister-in-law, Mardell Kirchhoff of Cedar Falls; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, John, she was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene and her husband Wilbert Brase; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Moeller and Dennis Kirchhoff.


Kristina on May 25, 2017 at 4:48 AM said:

My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. (Revelation 21:3,4)
Willard and Darlene Mohling on May 24, 2017 at 9:09 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard Kazda on May 24, 2017 at 3:51 PM said:

Thinking of you in your time of loss
Brad & Kim Bunce on May 24, 2017 at 11:41 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.
Susan & Roger Garbes on May 24, 2017 at 11:11 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss of this caring person. When we delivered pies to the VFW Verona was the welcoming committee.
Debi Liddle on May 24, 2017 at 6:54 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rita Fink Reusche on May 23, 2017 at 8:28 PM said:

So sorry for your loss Tammy, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. She was a great lady.Also my thoughts and prayers go out to Becky, Randy and their families.
Janell Staack on May 23, 2017 at 8:26 PM said:

So sorry to hear of the loss of Verona. Prayers of comfort for her family.
Dawn and Kevin Holm on May 23, 2017 at 6:22 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. Verona was a great lady. I always loved talking to her whenever we were out and about. She always had a smile on her face. Our connection between certain songs and sayings will never be forgotten! Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
Kim Fox on May 23, 2017 at 5:43 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Verona's passing. What a wonderful and loving person. I had the privilege of having her as a friend for about 40 years. Always had a great smile. Will miss you Verona!
Pam and Todd Redies on May 23, 2017 at 5:16 AM said:

I am going to miss our talks and rides through the Tripoli parade. Such a dear person. We will miss you Mom!!! Our thoughts are with the entire Kirchhoff family. God Bless!
Donald & Truly Judisch on May 22, 2017 at 7:20 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with and sorry we will not be there as I am scheduled to work and Truly has been sick.
Larry & Diana Judisch on May 22, 2017 at 5:37 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers with all of you and deepest sympathy. Sorry we can't be there in person as we are out of town.
Amy Cejka on May 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM said:

No No No, I am so sorry to hear this! I will never forget that in 2010 Verona welcomed me with open arms and she had the warmest heart! I will miss her truly, Rest in peace my dear friend!
Marilyn and Vern Bockhaus on May 22, 2017 at 4:34 PM said:

Deepest sympathy to the family!
Scott and Kristie Leistikow on May 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM said:

Prayers to all in the loss of Verona. Was always a pleasant person to visit with on my morning walks when we would walk upon each other. Cherish the memories and keep them alive. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
Marilyn Demaray on May 22, 2017 at 1:01 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear this news. I am glad I got to talk to her when I was in Tripoli in February. My prayers and thoughts are with you all
Jo Ann Volker on May 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Verona's passing. She was a wonderful person. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
Dan and Anita Burkett on May 22, 2017 at 12:25 PM said:

Thinking of your family. Verona was a real firecracker, and we always enjoyed our visits with her.
Scott and Deb Deyo on May 22, 2017 at 12:16 PM said:

Prayer go to husband and all the children
Kraig Baldwin Family on May 22, 2017 at 11:44 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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