Verna Elaine Mulder, age 86, of Worthington, MN died October 1, 2020, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington. A private family memorial service will take place at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Worthington, at a later date.
Verna was born October 10, 1933, in Balaton, to Herman and Viola (Hall) Habben. She graduated from Balaton High School in Balaton, MN. Verna attended Fairview Nursing College and Augustana. She received her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Minnesota.
Verna married Gerald Mulder on September 9, 1956, in Easley, SC. After their marriage, the couple lived in Rushmore, MN. Verna started the LPN Program at the Worthington Junior College where she taught nursing. In 1988, the couple moved to Worthington.
She was a member of the Lakeside Church in Worthington and the National Education Society. Verne volunteered for many local organizations. She enjoyed going for walks, reading, tending to her roses and wintering in Westminster, SC.
Verna is survived by her husband, Gerald Mulder, Worthington, MN; three children, Jeff (Janice) Mulder, Le Mars, IA; Jon (Kim) Mulder, Katy, TX; and Justin Mulder, Freeman, SD; a son-in-law, Kendall Kaihoi; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (fiancée, Sarah) Mulder, Jeanna (Lance) Pankratz, Joelle Mulder, Jena (Andrew) Mahoney, Randi (Nate) Ernst, Rachyl Kaihoi, Josh (fiancée, Kaci) Mulder; twelve great-grandchildren; Elliot, Joy, Kaytlin, Logun, Emmalin, Olivia, Samuel, Ava, Danielle, Phoebe, Josephine, Annalise and a sister, Dorothy Mainous, Westminster, SC.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Janice Kaihoi; three brothers, George, Bill and Edward Habben; and a sister, LaDonna Johnson.
Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington, MN was in charge of arrangements.