Vera Twardowski, 80

Vera Twardowski, 80, of Browerville, passed away on September 13, 2013, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.  Funeral services for Vera were held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville.  Interment was at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.

Vera (Peterson) Twardowski was born on May 16, 1933, to Mildred (Rach) Peterson and Donald H. Peterson.  Vera was the oldest of six children, she attended various country schools and graduated from Staples High School in 1951.

Vera moved to Minneapolis and worked at IC Collection Agency.  On April 18, 1955, Vera married Paul Twardowski at  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples.

Vera did the bookkeeping for the business and outside chores on the farm, she also put in the big garden along with her flower garden.  She loved to cook, canned meat, vegetables and homemade sauce.  Vera enjoyed  making crazy quilts for her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren and also enjoyed going bowling.  Vera volunteered at the food shelf and the parochial school library.  She served as the president of the Christian Mothers and always said she was a worker and not a boss.

When Vera found out she had a cancer she made a grotto on the farm for herself.
Vera is survived by her husband Paul, her 3 children:  Cheryl (Frank Jr.) Dvorak, Jeff (Karen) Delsing and Michelle (Jeff) Bauer; sisters: Donna (Gary) VonderHaar, Karen Rainey, Susan (Erwin) Morten and Donald (Jeanne) Peterson; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Mildred Peterson, her sister Jean and nephew Alan VonderHaar.

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