Verna M. Strunk, 97, Sebastian

Verna M. Strunk, 97, died April 12, 2011, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

She was born in Michigan City, Ind., and lived in the Sebastian/Barefoot Bay area for 25 years, coming from Onekama, Mich.

Before retirement, she was a kindergarten teacher in a Lutheran grade school in Benton Harbor, Mich.

She graduated from Benton Harbor High School and had a teaching certificate from County Normal College in Michigan.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen VanDerHulst of Holland, Mich.; and son, Robin Strunk of Stevensville, Mich.; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, Christian, in November 2010.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 611 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, FL 32958.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. April 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sebastian.

A committal service for Verna and Christian will be May 14 at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma, Mich.

A guestbook may be signed at

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