Obituary for Verla M. (Thompsen) Goodman
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Verla M. (Thompsen) Goodman

June 25, 1924 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 96)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Tuesday
October 20, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Memorial Service
Tuesday
October 20, 2020

10:00 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701


Memorial Services for Verla M. Goodman, age 96, of Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Reverend Ed Felgate will officiate.  Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the chapel.  Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in St. Edward, NE.  Face masks are required for the service.  The service will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals Facebook page.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

She passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.  

Verla May was born June 25, 1924 in Askov, Minnesota to Lawrence and Gertrude (Johnson) Thompsen.  In 1941, she graduated from high school in Hamburg, Iowa.  After high school, she moved to California and worked in the shipyards in San Francisco.  Eventually, she moved back to St. Edward, NE and worked at the hospital in Albion and Ainsworth.  In 1966, she moved to Grand Island where Verla worked at the Grand Island Vet Clinic for over 17 years and also worked fulltime for Skagway. 

On April 23, 1948, Verla married Lawrence L. Goodman in Clarks, Nebraska.  The couple was blessed with two children, Janet and Dan.

She is survived by daughter Janet Lea (Jerry) Ahartz of Osburn, ID, son Dan (Linda) Goodman of Norfolk, grandchildren Darin Wilson, Todd Goodman and Ryan Goodman, and great grandchildren Amelia, Oliver, Hazel, Eva, Audrey, and Landry.

Verla was preceded in death by her husband, sister Lucille Christensen, and grandson Scott Goodman.

Memorials are requested to the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, IA or American Legion Post #226 in St. Edward, NE.

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