VERA HELENE KIRSCHNERVera Helene Kirschner, 78, Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
Vera Helene Kirschner, 78, Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
She was born Sept. 21, 1933 in Bagley, Minn., to the late Henry and Victoria (Carlstrom) Aldrich.
She married Wilbur Challstrom who preceded her in death in 1958, She later married Lee Wilson who preceded her in death in 2008.
She retired from Northwest Airlines and was a member of the Aerospace Workers Union. Vera had attended the First Lutheran Church in Duluth. She loved Alaska and was a pioneer of Alaska, living there before it was a state. She volunteered at the Pioneer Home in Alaska as well as serving as a volunteer at Chris Jensen Nursing Home while in Duluth. Vera loved to cook, loved her birds Pepper and Rocky and most of all loved her daughters.
Preceded in death by: grandson, Paul Wright; sister, Phyllis Matheson; daughters, Kathleen and Sandra Challstrom; husbands, Wilbur Challstrom and Lee Wilson
Survivors daughters Sherry (Marshall) Stewart, St. John, Ind., Darcie WrightMarion, Ind., Linda (Mark) Watson, Bonney Lake, Wash., Tanna (John) McLean, Salem, Ore.; grandchildren Joseph, David, Daniel, Victor, Andrew, Lucas, Sarah, Matthew, Christopher, Samantha, Wilson; great grandchildren Gabrielle, Henry, Evan, Michael, Peyton, Jasmine, Conner, McKenley; brotherHarlen (Dayna) Aldrich, Fla., many family members; best Friend: Pat Bussard.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952 with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association, 115W. Washington Street, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com