Wednesday, January 27, 2021


October 15, 1933—November 18, 2020

   BANGOR - On November 18, 2020, Verna Wehrs, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 87. She was born October 15, 1933, to Emil and Myrtle (Hagen) Olson. Verna grew up on a farm in the Town of Leon. When she was five-years-old, her mother died and she lived with many people. Verna graduated from Cashton High School. She enjoyed the many special memories of her time spent with Bob and Mildred Olson.

   Verna met Wilfred Wehrs and they were happily married on June 7, 1958. They shared 45 years of marriage and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2003. She worked at Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem for 32 years. Verna had a passion for Christmas baking, bowling, fishing, watching NASCAR, and playing cards with family and friends. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in Bangor where she served on the Ladies Aide. Verna resided at Mulder Health Care Facility for many years and then Lakeview Health Center where she received excellent care.

   Survivors include one son, Steve (Brenda Hembd) Wehrs of Rockland and their children, Jordan Wehrs of Madison and Kalene Wehrs (fiancé, Barry Erwin) of Baraboo; one daughter, Debra (Don) Halderson of Rockland, and their children, Dustin and Dan (Abby) Halderson of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Elora Erwin; one brother, Roger Olson of Cataract; one sister-in-law, Janet Olson of Sparta; one brother-in-law, Robert Wehrs of La Crosse; and nieces, nephews, and special friends.

   In addition to her husband, Willie, Verna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elroy and Alf Olson; sister-in-law, Mary Thielker; and brothers-in-law, Donny and Norbert Wehrs.

   The family will be holding a private service.

   Online condolences may be sent at

   Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bangor Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory

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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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