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Vernette Senden

Vernette was born April 17, 1920 in Fairview Twp., Lyon County, MN to Hector and Loretta (Boudreau) Carrow. After graduation from Marshall High School she worked as a manager for the Montgomery Ward catalog store until she meet George Senden. On November 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to John “George” Senden at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Lubbock, Texas. Although they were stationed in various locations around the states during his time of service, they returned to Marshall to live and raise their family and become active in the community for the rest of their lives. Vernette was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church her entire life. In her younger days she belonged to Catholic Daughter of America and Study Club. She also volunteered for various church events, the Hospital Auxiliary and at the Marshall Senior Center. She was employed as a bookkeeper and secretary throughout her working years and worked for KMHL, the Soil Conservation Service, Great Plains Natural Gas Company and John Blower's Construction. Vernette enjoyed playing cards, knitting, ceramics, crafts and golf. Vernette and George enjoyed traveling and camping. They often traveled to visit their family. After retirement, they spent their winters in the warmth of the South - FL, TX or AZ. Vernette's "Angel Collection," which she acquired during her travels and as gifts from her family and friends, was a joy for her and a delight to see. She was a devoted and caring wife, mother and friend. She spent several years focusing on being a caregiver to her husband at the end of his life. Shortly after his death, she moved to Boulder, then she moved to Auburn Manor Nursing Home in Chaska, MN. She is fondly remembered by her family, friends and caregiver’s for her cheerful, lighthearted disposition and welcoming smile. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Thomas (and Shirley (Wittry)) of North Mankato, MN; Steven (and Shirley (Christianson)) of Alexandria, MN; Carol (and Robert) Lightstone of Solomons, MD. Vernette was also an extremely proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren: Michael (and Julie) with their children Sarah, Steven, Megan and John of Chaska, MN; Mark (and Karyn) with their children Jack and Kasey of Vadnais Heights, MN; James (and Lynell) with their daughter Lauren; Scott (and Mari) with his children Allison, Rebecca "Becca", and Mark of Corcoran, MN; Sherry (and Dennis) Hart with their children Amanda, Jared and Mason of Weatherford, OK; Stuart (and Kristinl) with their children Brynn, Tenley and Calen of Medina, MN; Stacy (and Dustin) Bengtson with their children Stella and Bria of Woodbury, MN. She was preceded in death by, her parents, her husband, George, and her brothers, Norman Carrow and Harold Carrow. The family thanks the tireless and compassionate staff of Boulder of Marshall, Auburn Manor Nursing Home of Chaska, MN and thanks all the friends and relatives who assisted her and brought her joy with your visits.

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Our sincerest condolences for the Senden family, as you have lost an angel. My daughter, Jyl and I enjoyed visits and lunches with Vernette during the few years living in Marshall. Vernette was always lively, full of information, and always had the nicest twinkle in her eyes. We will miss her dearly. Love to the family!

James Longtin Apr 14 2017 7:25 PM

Today is both a sad day and happy day, sad because of the loss that has been in occurred but happy because Vernette has reached her final destination in life and is now united with our Lord and Savior. Our condolences to you and your family.

Rich and Arlene Longtin Apr 7 2017 5:29 PM