Avis A. Verbeck, age 61, of Moorhead, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie with Darrell Eggert officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Almora.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Avis Ann Verbeck was born January 12, 1952, to LeRoy and Lorinda (Eggert) Verbeck in Parkers Prairie. She was baptized at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Almora. Her family lived in Parkers Prairie before moving to the Brainerd Lakes area where she spent her youth. As a young adult, Avis moved to Fargo where her daughter, Camille was born. Later, she moved to Minneapolis, where her son, Jason was born. She moved to the Motley/Staples area where she raised her family. She was an avid letter writer and enjoyed writing jingles, one of her songs was published and recorded by Loretta Lynn. She enjoyed watching television, especially, Days of Our Lives and the Young and the Restless. One of her favorite activities was picnicking by a lake or river and enjoying a bucket of KFC. She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Avis moved to Moorhead in November of 2012, to be closer to her family. Her final outing was a trip to Detroit Lakes in June where she enjoyed fishing on a pontoon.
Avis is survived by her daughter, Camille VanDall of Moorhead; son, Jason Verbeck of Fargo; sister, Vada (Dan) Cooper of Sebeka; two granddaughters, Deserah VanDall and Camille VanDall, Jr.; great-grandson, Jackson VanDall; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Virgil and DelRoy Verbeck; and sisters, Shirley and Mernalee Verbeck and Donna Roth.
Pallbearers are Camille VanDall, Jason Verbeck, Kevin Earley, Darrel Eggert, Jerry Wangerin and Donawin "Freddy" Wangerin.