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Veronica Myrom

July 22, 1912-Nov. 25, 2009

Veronica K. "Vera" Myrom, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday November 25, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Veronica Katherine Heckenkamp was born to Antone and Phloma (Schneider) Heckenkamp on July 22, 1912 in Quincy, Ill. Vera quit school in the eighth grade to help out her family. She went to work selling hats.

Vera became manager of the hat store in Quincy, Ill., and later was given a promotion to move to Chicago and manage a hat shop there. This is where she met her future husband, Ernest Alfred Myrom, and married him on February 12, 1971. After they retired, the couple moved to Detroit Lakes, where they spent the remainder of their years.

Vera enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, and knitting. She loved the winters that she and Ernest spent in Nevada. Her church was very important to her. She will always be remembered for her fast wit and sense of humor.

Surviving Vera are her sister, Betty Tully of Quincy, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the online messages of sympathy section at