To view the funeral service for Vernice at 1PM, Friday, November 13, please follow the link: https://portal.midweststreams.com/services/watch/h0g75JeFEm
Vernice Lindquist, 100, Moorhead, MN, died peacefully Saturday, November 7, 2020, in Villa Maria, Fargo, ND.
Vernice Stella Melvina Norell was born February 9, 1920, on the farm near Maddock, ND to Ernest and Amanda (Hakanson) Norell. She attended Arne rural school near Maddock and graduated in 1937 from Benson County Agricultural and Training School in Maddock. After two years attending Moorhead State Teachers College, Vernice taught in Bertha, MN, Warren, MN and Detroit Lakes, MN. After a year as the band instructor in Rolette, ND, she furthered her education at the University of Minnesota, receiving her degree in Music Education. Vernice taught music in Ellendale, ND and Wolverton, MN.
On August 1, 1948, Vernice was united in marriage to Willard Lindquist in Klara Lutheran Church, rural Heimdal, ND. They lived in Ellendale, ND for two years before moving to Elbow Lake, MN. While in Elbow Lake, they welcomed their son, Gary and daughter, Gwen into the family. In 1961, they settled in Moorhead.
In the various communities Vernice lived, it never took her long to become an active community volunteer. She was part of study clubs, Homemakers, Bible study, local church women groups, along with being the organist, and junior/senior choir director. With her love for piano, Vernice taught private lessons to many students throughout the years.
Vernice enjoyed entertaining, rosemaling, traveling and spending time at the lake cabin on Big Sugar Bush Lake. Her greatest love was her family, helping her aging parents, enjoying activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of her three grandsons who brought much joy into her life.
Vernice will be remembered and missed by her two children, Gary Lindquist and Gwen (Ron) Fraase. She is also survived by her three grandsons, Justin (Megan) Fraase, Andrew (Danielle) Fraase and Micah (Kolby) Fraase; along with three great-grandchildren, Liv, Graham and Callum; one sister-in-law, Delores Norell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.K. "Lindy" Lindquist; one sister, Florence Bredeson; brother- in- law, Art Bredeson; and one brother, Marvin Norell.
A private service will be held Friday, November 13, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. Vernice's service will be livestreamed here on her obituary page, along with Trinity Lutheran Church's website at www.trinitymhd.org
at 1:00PM. A future recording of Vernice's service will be posted as soon as it is available.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Villa Maria for their kind and loving care of Vernice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church Global Mission, Moorhead, Gideons International at P.O. Box 131, Moorhead, MN, New Life Center in Fargo and Mt. Carmel Ministries in Alexandria, MN.
Cemetery Details Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead 2901 Oakport St. N.