Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Classmate Verynce Benson Ellickson passes away

Diane (Sauer) Hughes reports: It is with regret that I inform you that we have lost one of our classmates this month, Vernyce Benson Ellickson. Below is a message I received from her husband, Jim, along with a link to the obituary posted from Clear Lake, Iowa, where they live.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Verny’s family.

From Jim Ellickson in a message to Diane and classmates: "I am Verny’s husband. I regret to tell you that she passed away last Monday, February 1st.  She had been fighting a chronic illness for the last 13 years – in fact, her doctors at Mayo clinic told her 13 years ago that she probably had less than a year, so we are all grateful for the bonus years that we had with her.

"I know she enjoyed the HiLiners61 newsletter that you would send out. She would have loved to visit one of the gatherings in Valley City but her illness prevented any extended travel. Thank you for the memories you gave her with your newsletter."  - Jim 

To read Vernyce's obituary from the funeral home's website, click here.  - LG 2-9-2016

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