Obituary for Vera C. (Chestnut) Schreiner | Ryan Funeral Homes


Vera C. (Chestnut) Schreiner

May 16, 1936 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 81)


Vera C. (Chestnut) Schreiner, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Willow Pointe Memory Care in Verona.  She was born on May 16, 1936 in Woodstock, Ill, the daughter of Nels and Ina Dahlgren.  Vera was married on March 23, 1957 to Donald Chestnut, who preceded her in death in 1984.  In 1960 they moved to the Verona are where they raised their family.  She worked as an administrative assistant for many years.  Vera married Albert Schreiner in 1986 and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Vera was an avid square dancer and was a member of the Verona Squares.  She also loved cake decorating and singing in the church choir.  She enjoyed camping with her family, gardening and watching the Packers.

She is survived by her children: Marcia (Brian) Paull, Bob (Teresa) Chestnut and Dale (Deb) Chestnut; 10 grandchildren, Michele Perkins, Nicole Schmidt, Carrie Mess, Danielle Vance, Amanda Chestnut, Rachel Maier, Gloria Moss, Travis Fletcher, Krystal Chestnut and Jenna Fletcher; 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Don and Al, her parents, her daughter Ina and her brother, Cliff Dahlgren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church, 427 S. Main Street, Verona, with Rev. Peter Narum officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the church.  Burial will follow at Verona Cemetery,

The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Pointe Memory Care and Agrace HospiceCare for the love and care they provided Vera.

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