A Memorial Service for Harriett A. and Verl L. Nahrstedt will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday,
September 19, 2022 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison. Susan Urbanec, PMA, will
officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the
Resseguie Funeral Home in Madison. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in
Norfolk. For Verl’s service to our country, military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy
Honor Guard, VFW Post 5763, and ALP 35. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the
Harriett passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Arbor Care Center in Madison.
Harriett Amelia was born March 7, 1927 on a farm west of Madison to George and Dorthea
(Jacobsen) Leu. She attended District 56 elementary school and graduated from Madison High
School. After graduation she attended Wayne State Teachers College to pursue her dream of being a
teacher. She subsequently taught country elementary school for 3 years.
On June 15, 1947, Harriett and Verl were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison and
lived in Fremont, Nebraska for several years before returning to their farm northwest of Madison,
where they continued farming until retirement. They were happily married for 73 years before Verl’s
passing on November 7, 2020.
Harriett was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she served on the church council,
was active in the ladies’ group, and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
She had many hobbies and interests. She enjoyed her flowers, her many card clubs, dancing with Verl,
and working with and teaching ceramics in her shop, Harriett’s Hobby House. When Verl resumed flying,
Harriett decided that she needed to know how to land the plane, so she started taking flying lessons and
earned her pilots license. She had a life-long love of sewing and made beautiful garments including her
daughter’s wedding gown.
Harriett is survived by her children, Sheri (Tom) Anderson of Morristown, New Jersey and Mike
(LaRene) Nahrstedt of Madison; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren
and nine step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Harriett was preceded in death by her sister, Cordia Kesting, and her great-
grandchild, Corban Nahrstedt.