In Memory of Verona Koller


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday September 20, 2020
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott
1339 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Private services will be held.

St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

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Veronica “Verona” Marie Koller, age 96 of Prescott, WI, passed away September 16, 2020 at the Regina Hospital in Hastings, MN.  Verona was born August 6, 1924 in Buffalo County, WI to Fred and Mary “Mae” (Zeilinger) Weisenbeck.  She graduated from Durand High School, with the Class of 1942.  On November 12, 1945, Verona was united in marriage to Alfred Englebert Koller.  Their lives were blessed with 5 daughters, Rita, Veronica, Ruth, Janice and Mary, 49 years of marriage.  Verona was a devoted wife and mother, lovingly raising her daughters and taking care of the home.

In her quiet time, Verona enjoyed doing needlework.  She quilted many blankets for her family, and proudly sewed dresses for her daughters while they were growing up.  She delighted in dancing and playing a good hand of cards, with some of her favorites being euchre, 500, pfeffer and kings corner.  Verona and Alfred were fortunate to make many special memories together in their travels throughout the world.  Most important to Verona was her family.  She truly was the rock of the family, resilient, strong in faith, with a gracious and loving heart.

Verona is survived by her daughters, Rita Kepple, Veronica Koller, Janice Rivard and Mary Koller; 6 grandchildren:  Julie Kepple (Joe Saunders), Dawn (Scott) Langer, Nathan (Nikki) Koller, Jean (Jeff) Kent, Bob Rivard (Jeanette Hopkins) and Christina (Bruce) Platson; 10 beloved great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; along with many other dear relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; daughter, Ruth Chmielak; son-in-law, Thad Chmielak; grandson, Gerard Kepple II; son-in-law, Gerard Kepple; her daughter Veronica’s fiancé, John Burger; and her parents.

A Visitation will take place 1:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Rd., Prescott.  Private services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Parish with Fr. George Szews officiating.  Private interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Durand.  Verona’s grandchildren have the honor as pallbearers.  In memory of Verona, memorials are preferred to the discretion of her family.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.

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  • Sorry I will not be able to attend Verona Service. I’m In Rochester With Leigh Ann. She is doing O’K. Hope To get out of hear in a few weeks.I remember Verona as a good Cook and She and Alfred were the last to leave the night my Mother past away. Hopefully we can all get together some day under better circumstances. My deepest condolences to her Family. Galen

  • what a wonderful women she love her family playing cards.
    Aunt VERONA AND Uncle Alfred would lets us stay when we came to Wisconsin I remember those wonderful times back there will never forget will be miss Rest in peace Aunt Verona.
    Alan and Millie Koller

  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I have many wonderful memories of your family. You have many memories that will keep her in your heart. God’s blessing to you all.

  • Sorry to hear about your mother she was a hard worker. Hope you are all doing well,do you know what is wrong with Yvonne.

  • Dear Jan, Sounds like was good hard working mother,she lived a long time,hard work will do that. Hope all is going well with your family. Richard

  • God’s comfort and grace to the family. Verona was a loving and creative woman who loved God, family, and others. Cherish her memories and live out her character in your lives.

  • Your mother/grandmother was indeed a special woman. She was a great friend to my mother-in-law, Leona. They were very active in St. Joe’s Stitchers. She always seemed to be happy. May she rest in peace. And may wonderful memories warm your hearts.

  • Oh wow. What a wonderful woman! I had the pleasure of knowing grandma since I was 13 and chatted with her again last Summer at the chiropractor office. I will always remember her kind and gentle soul with a bit of spitfire!!
    ❤❤I will always hold the Koller family in my heart!!❤❤
    Lindsey Schickling