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Verna Hoss

September 02, 1925 - July 30, 2017

Funeral Service

August 03, 2017
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Verna Hoss

September 02, 1925 - July 30, 2017


Verna Jean Hoss, 91, entered eternity on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Eventide Nursing Home in Fargo. She was born on September 2, 1925 to August and Mary (Heim) Huber in Clifton, ND, now no longer there. Verna attended a one-room elementary school nearby, traveling by old Model T or in winter, even in a horse-drawn buggy. In 1937, the family moved to Fargo where Verna attended and graduated from Central High School.

Verna worked as a dental technician at Welu Dental Lab for 9 years, during which time she met Paul Hoss. In 1947 they were united in marriage. After the arrival of sons, Ryan and Jeff, she became a stay-at-home mom.

Throughout her life, Verna was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, which later moved and changed its name to Calvary at Village Green. There she served on Deacon Mission, Ladies Mission Soc., Committees Sun school teacher, etc.

Verna was an avid reader and enjoyed many crafts and hobbies like macramé, sewing, oil painting, ceramics, gardening indoors and outdoors.

Paul passed away in 2003. Verna’s last years were spent at RiverSquare Apartments where an active social life had high priority and she made lasting friendships.

She is survived by her sons, Ryan (Deb); Jeff (Vickie); grandsons, Matthew, Corey (Keri), granddaughters, Katie (Chad), Kari (Austin), great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Noah, Ellie, Ethan, Avery, Peyton, Briggs, Cade. These were the joy in her life. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; sisters, Lorraine and Vi and their husbands.

There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.


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13 responses to “Verna Hoss”

  1. Vickie Hoss says:

    We were so blessed to be Verna’s kids❤️ So many, many great memories we all have, she made every occasion a special one. Her cooking and baking were outstanding! We can’t compete with that! I treasured especially the past three years when after I retired, she and I had “mama day” on Tuesday’s. I’d pick her up and off we’d go, the mall, errands and groceries. Lunch was always fun! A year ago, Deb, her other “angel” retired and she joined us for Mama Tuesday’s! Not only did we have lots of fun and laughs, but I made a true friendship with Deb! Now she and I will shop and have lunch together, just no more Christopher and Banks! Haha! Verna’s favorite store!! Rest In Peace sweet mama, I love you!

  2. Jane says:

    Always a beautiful lady. Fond memories of going to her house so I could babysit Jeff.
    She was always so very good to me. A wonderful Aunt! Will miss her always smiling face. Say Hi to uncle Paul! Love to Jeff and Ryan and their families.

  3. Dan Leclerc says:

    RIP, Verna. a favorite aunt who gave all strength with her calming persona.

  4. gloria bougie says:

    Dear Ryan and Jeff, you have my sympathy and prayers. I was grateful to get to know Verna here at River Square since I already knew Paul so well from Welu Lab. My thoughts are with you all. Gloria Bougie

  5. Deb Hoss says:

    Words cannot express how much I will miss Verna. She was such a compassionate, loving and talented woman. She often said that she wished she had more education, but education cannot teach how to be the wonderful person she was. She baked the most delicious pies, painted, sewed, made the most wonderful meals, created beautiful photo books that our families look at all the time and was the spiritual leader in our family. I was honored to join Vickie and her for our mama days, we had so much fun! Thank you Vickie for making us laugh and I will treasure our times together. For me there is no in-law in mother-in-law. She was simply the best! Rest in peace Verna, you are home.

  6. Marilyn Guy says:

    Dear Jeff and family, My thoughts and prayers surround you and your family.

  7. Deb (Jensen) Jacobs says:

    Ryan, Jeff and Family, I am saddened to hear about your Mother’s passing. I didn’t work with her at Welu, but did work with your Dad. I enjoyed both your parents and we would get together often. Your parents would bring a pig roaster to our lake cabin on Labor Day and they did the roasting. We had a Welu get together. I loved sitting in Verna’s sunroom with all her plants and chatting. I have many great memories with Paul and Verna, and am sure that you have many, many more. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hoss Family at this time.

  8. Dorothy Hoss says:

    What a wonderful woman! I have very fond memories from college of walking to your parents’ house very near to NDSU and she would make some ice tea for me and put out a snack. Both your parents were so good to me then. Seeing the photos with your dad (a very familiar Hoss face) and your mom made me smile and the photos of the beautiful back garden also brought back great memories. She had the loveliest backyard around.

    She has left an amazing legacy in her children and grands. She most definitely, lived life well.

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  9. Janelle (Morrow) Sanders says:

    What a wonderful tribute to such a lovely person. I will miss Verna, but so thankful my family and I got to see her over Thanksgiving. I wish we could be there on Thursday to celebrate her life, but the video was so amazing. I remember first meeting Paul and Verna in the 70’s when Vic and Jeff were dating. Every time I walked into their home, and I mean every time, they were busy cooking up something wonderful. I loved going over to their home. I was always treated with something delicious to eat and invited to grab a Shasta soda out of the front closet. I also loved visiting with Grandma Huber. Verna was everything good about being a wife and mother. I doubt anyone ever questioned where her priorities were. What an example she has been to me over the years. I will miss her but am so thankful that no one has to guess where she might be…her faith in Jesus grew stronger and stronger over the years. She, no doubt, has entered her eternal peace and has heard the wonderful words of Jesus saying to her, “well done, thy good and faithful servant.”

  10. Eric Baker says:

    I always enjoyed visiting with Verna when she stopped in at work to see Ryan. I remember her as a kind and gentle person and delightful to speak with. Rest in peace.

  11. Ann Grosz says:

    Dear family of Verna, I want to share with you how important the legacy is that your mother and grandmother left for you. She was a member of our church family. I was able to serve with her on the Deaconess committee. She truelly had a servants heart. She did everything Perfect. I was able visit her at Eventide where she told me she felt unworthy to serve at church but did what the Lord willed for her to do. I thanked her for serving with love all the people who came, all the missionaries who visited. How she was so attentive to our pastors wives. Most importantly how she prayed for others. I was able to pray with her and for her that day. She said, she wanted to go to Jesus and to not be sad, it would be a glorious occasion. She loved Jesus with her whole heart and this I know is what she prayed for each of you and anyone she met. Only one life so soon it will pass, only what’s done for Christ will last. God be near to all of you at this time.

  12. Dee Miller Fleury says:

    Dear Verna Hoss Family.. So sorry to hear of your loss.. My Mom, Lydia Schmollinger Miller was a cousin of Verna… My mom passed away in 2007. Her parents were Henry and Justina (Heim) Schmolllinger.. God Bless.

  13. KAY HUGHES says:

    The thing that stands out to me about Verna is that she was a woman of faith and cared so much about those in full time ministry. Her involvement with missions through the church is where I developed such a love and respect for her. Our family has been involved in foreign missions for over 30 years, and Verna has prayed for us and been interested in our lives for all these years! She was always such an encouragement to me when we were back in Fargo for a visit. She was a special friend of my moms. She will be truly missed, but I am so happy that we do not need to grieve as those who have no hope! Because of her trust in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross to pay the penalty for her sin, she is now enjoying the Lord’s presence in her Heavenly home. I wish I could be there to celebrate her promotion to Heaven. I will see her again some day!

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they adjust to their lose.

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