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  Verna Blair, age ­­­­­91, of Abbotsford passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford surrounded by her loving family.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Abbotsford. Friends and family are welcome 9:30 am on Saturday until the time of the service at the church. Pastor Marcia Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

  Verna was born March 5, 1926 the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Volkmar) Herrmann in the Township of Colby. Verna was united in marriage to Eugene Blair on October 13, 1945. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2017. Together they operated a dairy farm near Riplinger until 1952. A few years later, they bought a farm east of Abbotsford in 1954. 

  Verna enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, cooking, and baking.

  Verna is survived by her five children: Christine (Mike) Gust of Knoxville, TN, Carrol Stano of Oconto,WI, Randolph (Cindy) Blair of Abbotsford, Dudley Blair of Abbotsford, and Douglas (Sara) Blair of Abbotsford.  She has been blessed with 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  She is further survived by a brother: Glen Herrmann of Minocqua; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; a brother Richard Herrmann and a sister, Evelyn Ven Rooy.   

  Verna's family wants to thank the Colby Retirement Community and Dycora Transitional Health for the great care they gave their mom. 

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