Verona HaesslyOctober 5, 1931 ~ May 30, 2017 (age 85)
Verona “Cookie” Haessly, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center in Appleton. She was born to the late Rudolph and Theresa (Brunner) Lancour on October 5, 1931 in Stanley, Wisconsin. On January 16, 1954, Verona married Eugene “Turk” Haessly at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. They lived in the area for all their married lives.
Early in her childhood her family relocated to Kaukauna where she attended grade school and high school. Verona continued her education in Chicago where she graduated from Chicago School of Nursing, which she utilized at an Appleton doctor’s office. She switched professions to be a stay-at-home mom to raise their seven children. For many years after that, she was a hostess at Van Abel’s of Hollandtown. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and sang in the choir.
Verona is survived by her children, Susan (John) Jansen of Kaukauna, Steven (Marg) Haessly of Hollandtown, Scott (Lynette) Haessly of De Pere, Richard (Karen) Haessly of Green Bay, Sandra (Jim) Roeser of Green Bay, Jon (special friend Melissa) Kirk of Green Bay, and David (Maureen) Haessly of Kaukauna; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her family: Ed Herreid of Kenosha, Mary Ann Nordstrom of Arizona, Leona Lancour of Kaukauna, Vince Ferrari of Arizona, Thomas (Mary Ann) Lancour of Seymour; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Verona is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Eugene “Turk” Haessly, daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Haessly, great-grandson: Tyler Mayer, brothers: Gene, Dick and Ron, sisters: Osa Herreid, Rita Gosse, Della Anholzer and Alice Ferrari, brothers-in-law: Emil Gosse, Bill Anholzer, John Nordstrom and John Brenzel, sisters-in-law: Val, Patricia, and Kendall Lancour, Rosemary Brenzel, nephew: Jeff Brenzel.
Services for Verona will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at St. Francis Church in Hollandtown with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the medical and hospice staff at Theda Care and the Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center in Appleton.