Verna Fredenberger, 91

Verna Deane Fredenberger, 91, of Wabash, died at 1:43 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

She was born March 18, 1926 in Lafayette, Indiana to Raymond and Elizabeth (Halsema) Miller.

Verna was a 1944 graduate of Buck Creek High School in Tippecanoe County, and a graduate of Purdue University.

She married John Adam Fredenberger in Lafayette on Aug. 5, 1950. He died Dec. 14, 1983.

She taught at Mississinewa Community Schools in Gas City, and volunteered 12 years at Wabash Elementary School.

Verna was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Gas City 38 years.  She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. 

She is survived by her two children Elizabeth (Greg) Miller of Wabash, and John D. (Maria) Fredenberger of Lakewood, Calif.; two grandchildren Sarah (Andy) Kiehl of Amelia, Ohio, and Adam (Courtney) Miller of Fort Wayne; four great-granddaughters Madilyn Kiehl, Myla Kiehl, and Meryl Kiehl, all of Amelia, Ohio, and Olivia Miller of Fort Wayne.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Richard Miller Fredenberger, and three sisters Alta Miller, Emily Deckard, and Joyce Bovard.

A funeral mass will take place 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair Street, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Marshall, Ill.

Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.  There will be a rosary service 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church or Parkview Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Verna may be signed at

Posted on 2017 Jul 17