Verna E. Gumz, age 99, of Marshfield passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at A Touch Of Home in Marshfield. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (1010 E Veterans Parkway) in Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Brooklawn Cemetery in Marshfield.
Verna was born the daughter of Edwin and Louise (Meyer) Guth in Dorchester. She attended Hilltop Country School. On February 5, 1940 Verna was united in marriage to the love of her life, Frank Gumz, in Wausau.
She was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Church. She worked on the family farm and then worked at Roddis (Weyerhauser) for 30 plus years. Verna resided at A Touch of Home for the past 3.5 years and built strong friendships with staff and other residents. The family is truly grateful to them for enriching her life.
In her spare time she enjoyed embroidery, playing bingo, dancing and working puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those that knew Verna best will miss her kind and caring personality, her delightful smile, and her love of family and her cat Bootsie.
Verna is lovingly survived by her children: Darlene Halvorson of Abbotsford, Roger Gumz of Wisconsin Rapids, Douglas Gumz of Marshfield, Charlotte (Jeffrey) Johnson of Spencer, and Gloria (Dennis) Gerstl of Wausau. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Verna is preceded in death by her husband: Frank Gumz; parents: Edwin and Louise Guth; sibling: Alvin Guth, as well as her son: Gerald Gumz.
She will be truly missed but has blessed her family and friends with many happy memories and is now in the arms of the Lord.
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