Verna Elaine Winters

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SAUK CITY–Verna Elaine Winters, 100, of Sauk City, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022, at Maplewood Health Care Center. She was born on May 12, 1922, in Heaton, N.D.

Verna graduated from Heaton North Dakota Teachers College. She loved teaching and was involved in the Military in the Women’s Air Corps as a private citizen. She traveled to Washington DC and met her husband, Russell James Winters, there. They married on Nov. 20, 1950. She enjoyed her travels to Japan with Russ while he served during World War II. Verna loved sewing and cooking and could make the best baked goods.

Verna is survived by her son, Jon (Kristina) Winters; daughter, Kim (Arnold) Merkle; stepdaughter, Vida (Keith) Musselman; grandchildren, McKenzie (Dan) Syens and Brandon Merkle; and great-grandchild, Isabelle Syens. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Russell James Winters.

A private graveside service will be held. Online condolences may be made at

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