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Zion Lutheran Church, Scotland
Thursday February 4th, 2010

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Vesta Irene Serr

Rev. Jonathan Vehar
Organist ~ Jan Kocer
Soloist ~ Lester Muehlbeier
“Softly and Tenderly”
Congregational Hymns
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Borning Cry”
“Old Rugged Cross”
All of Vesta’s Grandchildren
and Great-Grandchildren
Vesta Irene (Edwards) Serr was born Wednesday, October 24, 1917 at Butte, Nebraska to George and Anna (Scher) Edwards. On January 16, 1939, Vesta was united in marriage to Allen Serr at Yankton, South Dakota. Vesta was a homemaker and seamstress, and worked at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital until her retirement. Vesta found joy in her involvement at Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in the choir, the church council and ladies’ circles, teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School, and making quilts with the Zion ladies. Her interests included her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sewing embroidering, cooking, shopping and traveling. Vesta became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland in September of 2003, and it is there that she passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010, having attained the age of 92 years, 3 months and 7 days.
Vesta is survived by two sons: Francis (Marge) Serr of Yankton and Harvey (Susan) Serr of North Mankato, Minnesota; a daughter, Kathleen (John) Newman of Sacramento, California; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren: Nathan (Mary) Serr and Elizabeth, Joshua and Hannah of Shoreview, Minnesota and James Serr of Sacramento, California; a brother, Norman (Marilyn) Edwards of Gordon, Nebraska; four sisters: Edna (Harold) Amick of Anderson, Indiana, Louise Divitt of Lincoln, Nebraska, Shirley (Ray) Davis of Ainesworth, Nebraska, and Ruby (Darryl) Pinhero of Azle, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Marge Edwards of Ainesworth, Nebraska.
Vesta is preceded in death by her husband, Allen; four sisters: Helen, Leila, Leona and Verna; three brothers: Harold, Clifford and Wayne; and three sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland.

The family will be present to greet visitors from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Goglin Funeral Home in Scotland

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Thinking of you at this time. Craig's mom, Emma Sexton, would mention your mom often with such high regard. I didn't know your mom personally. I do know that she inspired a great educator in her son, Mr. Serr. His knowledge of humanities, philosophy and world affairs has richly rewarded my life. I thank him and I thank his mother. Mary Jo Welling Sexton

Mary Jo Welling Sexton Feb 23 2010 10:45 AM

Frances & Marge, Harvey & Susan, Kathleen & John as well as grandchildren and great grand children...We will all miss Aunt Vesta, please accept our sincere sympathy. What a blessing it was to have known her. I thought of her as a beautiful person inside and out. You must have been so proud to have her as your Mom all theses many years. I recall her wonderful cooking and how perfect your home was. I believe the last time I was in Scotland was for Frances and Marge's wedding. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and God Bless you all!!! Leila Edwards's daughter Theresa

Jim and Theresa (Dillon) Winship Feb 5 2010 7:45 PM

Please accept our condolences! Mallory, Jenny, and Nick

Mallory Hoffman Feb 3 2010 2:00 PM

We are sorry to hear of the death of Vesta. We often stopped in to see her when we stop to see our brother Don. Bob and Malena

Bob and Malena Diede Feb 3 2010 5:30 AM

We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family - especially our dear friends - Harvey and Sue. Tod and Diane

Tod and Diane Tillman Feb 1 2010 4:55 PM