Verla Jean Brobst Anderson was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Webster City. She was the daughter of Roy and Vera Ritchie Brobst.
Verla has been a longtime resident of Grand Junction, moving there in 1947. She was the postmaster in Grand Junction for 25 years, retiring in 1992.
She belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She coordinated funeral luncheons for the church for many years.
Verla was a member of the Grand Junction Business Women, Elcarim, Cimota and Rebeka Lodge No. 448. Verla was an avid bowler and she was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Verla Anderson passed away May 25 at Regency Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Jefferson. She was 89 years of age.
A private graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. May 28 in the Junction Twp. Cemetery, with words of comfort by Chaplain Kelly Gafkjen.
Recorded music will be “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” and “Jealous of the Angels.”
Verla was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sheryl Hoefle; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Verla’s family was her life! She is survived by her children: Jeff (Cindy) Anderson, of Grand Junction; Marla (David) Choate, of Webster City; Molle (Kenny) Schmidt, of Jefferson; son-in-law Terry Hoefle, of Grand Junction; sister Madalyn (Cliff) Thompson, of Boone; many grandchildren, lots of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to Grand Junction Fire and Rescue.
The Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is assisting the family.