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Verneil Beto

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Feb. 14, 1928-March 25, 2010

Former Detroit Lakes resident Verneil C. Beto, 82, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Bethany Homes Memory Care Unit, Fargo.

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Verneil Corrine Lois was born to Edward and Alice (Wik) Wahouske on February 14, 1928 in Amenia, N.D. In 1929 Verneil moved with her family to Osage. On June 14, 1947 she married Amos G. Beto. The couple made their home and raised their family in Detroit Lakes.

Verneil was employed at Augsburg College in Minneapolis as well as First National Bank, Woolworths and Pamida, all in Detroit Lakes. She attended and graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the Detroit Lakes Area Vocational Technical School in 1985.

Verneil loved music, dancing, reading and looking for four leaf clovers. She was active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Church Circles. She was devoted to her husband and children and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her gentle, loving spirit and quiet determination will be missed by all.

Verneil is survived by her three sons, Allen (Nancy) Beto of Moorhead, Merlin (Cathleen) Beto of Walcott, N.D., and Mark Beto of Glyndon; three daughters, Vonnie (Donnie) Stenger of Detroit Lakes, Arlis (Cindy Dahl) Beto of Dilworth and Nancy (Scott App) Schwartz of Frazee; 27 grandchildren (including spouses); 30 great grandchildren (including spouses); and four great-great grandchildren.

Verneil was greeted in heaven by her husband, Amos; her parents; a sister, a brother, a daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and a great granddaughter.

Verneil's family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Bethany Homes Memory Care Unit, including "Pups," the Memory Care Unit cat, and the staff of Hospice of the Red River Valley for the wonderful care Verneil received.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and one hour prior to Monday's services at the church.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Monday, March 29 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minn.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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