Verna Preuss Droege


Verna Preuss Droege, 101, of New Albany, Indiana passed away at her daughter's home. She was the former Verna Preuss, born in LaGrange, Illinois and raised in Seymour, Indiana.
Verna was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was involved with Esther's Circle. She attended Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. She loved quilting, sewing, reading and loved working crossword puzzles and other word games.
Preceded in death by husband Wilfred B. Droege; parents Frederick and Susanna (Lambertus) Preuss; brothers William, Paul and James; and sisters Elta Lamphier, Norma Kieser.
Survivors include her daughters Renata Lewis (David), Charlestown, Indiana, Carolyn Mayfield (Edward), Corydon, Indiana and Phyllis Ellis (Del), Green Valley, Arizona; brother, Carl Preuss; sisters, Elvira Preuss and Ruth Bickenheuser; grandchildren, Amelia Garber, Joshua Garber, Adrienne Hester (Jeff), Naomi Leeman (Brad), Jonathan Ellis and Jacob Ellis; two great grandchildren, Lewis Hester and Josephine Leeman.
Visitation will be 9 - 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, New Albany, Indiana. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Expressions to Lutheran Hour Ministries or LCMS World Relief.
Arrangements are being held by the Market Street Chapel of Naville and Seabrook Funeral Homes.
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Published on May 15, 2019
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Janet & Rick Zoeller
May 17, 2019
Please accept our sincere condolences. While we did not know your Mother well, we do know that this world is a better place because of her. She nurtured and raised some of the finest young women we know. May God bless and be with you at this difficult time. Regrettably we are committed to being out if town and will not be able to visit with you personally. We are very thankful for the opportunity of knowing her daughters, whom we think highly of.