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Verona Helen Pofahl

May 14, 1932 — February 17, 2024

Alexandria

Verona passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 91 surrounded by family in Minnesota. Family and friends knew her as Ronnie. One of 10 children, she was born May 14, 1932 to William and Ulinka Brede. It was a big and loving family rooted in faith, and the bond she shared with her five brothers and four sisters was incredibly special. She is preceded in death by brothers Wilben, Willis, Wesley, William, Warren and sister Vernette (Jackie).

She is survived by her sisters Violet, Velma, and Virginia.

Verona married William Pofahl in November 1955. It was the start of a devoted partnership that inspires younger family generations to this day. Since Bill passed away in 2002, Ronnie missed him dearly and was excited to see him again after she passed.

Their three children, Debra Ann, Diana Marie, and Michael William were all born in Minnesota, but moved to Oregon in the early 60’s where they lived and farmed; enjoying beautiful gardens, growing grapes, and making wine. For a time, Verona lived in sunny California where she grew closer with her son Michael and his family, before returning to Alexandria Minnesota, where she was born. Verona is preceded in death by her husband Bill and daughter Diana.

Verona loved puzzles, Hallmark movies and a good gin cocktail. She put God and family above all else. She was loved by her entire family, and she loved them right back. Our family would like to thank you for the many acts of kindness shown to our Verona. Heaven has gained a very special person, and she will be dearly missed.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.

A public visitation for Verona will take place Friday, March 1, 2024 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, with a prayer service starting at 11:00 AM. 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY FOUNDATION, AND GARY SINISE FOUNDATION ARE PREFERRED.


Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of arrangements for Verona. 

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