Verla Probst, 88, of Elkhorn, died March 5, 2013 at the Life Care Center there. She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Greenwood, Neb., to Carl and Sara (Lau) Kupke.
Verla Probst, 88, of Elkhorn, died March 5, 2013 at the Life Care Center there. She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Greenwood, Neb., to Carl and Sara (Lau) Kupke. Verla was confirmed June 18, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock and graduated from Ashland High School in 1943. She married Henry “Hank” Probst on Sept. 11, 1949, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock, Nebraska.
Verla was a mother and a housewife, and also worked at the Good Samaritan Home in Syracuse for 17 years. Verla and Hank lived on the farm near Syracuse for 28 years, then moved to Cook in 1979.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and made Baptismal Banners for grandchildren and Baptismal Banners for Grace Lutheran since 1980. Verla enjoyed sewing and quilting.
She is survived by son Steve and wife Diane Probst of Omaha; grandchildren Jennifer and husband Chris Langhorst, Jill and husband Sam Selzle, and Joseph Probst; great grandchildren Lena, Ben, Max, Alex, and Sam; sister Evelyn Haase of Ashland, along with many nieces and nephews
She was preceded by husband Hank Probst.
Funeral services were March 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Cook, with burial at Grace Lutheran Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to Lutheran Family Services or Grace Lutheran Church.
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, was in charge of arrangements.