Verna Marie (Kahler) Mayer, 74

Verna Marie (Kahler) Mayer, 74, of Winner, SD passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral service were held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner. Burial followed at the Winner City Cemetery.

Verna Marie (Kahler) Mayer of Winner SD was born on June 17, 1943. Daughter of Fred Kahler and Ruth Marie (Rajewich) Kahler of Colome, SD. Verna had three children, Valerie Jo Benko, Vicki Marie Moser and Alan W. Deutsch.

Verna was one of the most generous and non-judgmental woman you could ever meet. Her family and friends remember her vibrant spirit and zest for life. One of her favorite things to do was to go camping with her family.

She enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking, and cooking (especially her green chili) and would always cook extra in case friends or family would stop by. She loved dancing and spending time with her family on the holidays.

Verna had a great passion for helping others. She often reflected on her time working at the University of Wyoming Student Health Services, where she met some of her very best friends. Verna also worked 30 years at Iverson Memorial Hospital in Laramie WY.

She met her husband, Del Mayer in Laramie and was married almost 30 years. Verna moved back to Winner to be with her mom and family in 2003 and was there until her passing. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and her faith was very important to her.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Del Mayer and her brother, Richard James Kahler. She is survived by her 3 children, Valeria Jo Benko (John) and children, Luke, Daniel, and Patrick, Vicki Moser (Chad) and children, Mark and Michael O’Rear, Tina Espinoza Miller (John Allan) stepchildren Austin Moser, (Jill) Aspen Moser (Jon) and Layne, son, Alan W. Deutsch (Susan) and Stephanie Simmons. Verna is also survived by many great grandchildren. She will be eternally remembered, missed, and loved.

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