Tricounty News

Louise M. VanNurden, 87

Louise VanNurden of Watkins died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. She was 87.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:3o Saturday, June 12, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m Friday, and 8-10 a.m. Saturday, at the Ertl Fueral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. at the funeral home followed, by parish prayers at 6 p.m.

Louise M. VanNurden was born to Henry and Susan (Mies) Donnay Oct. 10, 1922, in Watkins. She married Clayton VanNurden June 18, 1941. Louise worked for Knaus Sausage House in Kimball for 24 years. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, and was active with the Council of Christian Women. She was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Watkins Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included dancing and gardening, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clayton in 1979; son Richard in infancy; granddaughter Tonya VanNurden; and great-granddaughter Alexis VanNurden.

She is survived by her children Roger VanNurden of Watkins, James C. (and Diane) VanNurden of Stewart, Dale N. VanNurden of Rockford, Mary Lou (and Bob) Mobley of Buffalo, David VanNurden of Columbia, Mo., Jean (and John) Brager of Buffalo, Edwin VanNurden of Kimball, Craig (and Gayle) VanNurden of Kimball, Cheryl (and Joe) Garding of Kimball, Michelle (and Tim) Kuhn of Kimball, Lori (and Glenn) Winter of Luxemburg; 35 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Norbert (and Elaine) Donnay of Watkins, Mary Ann (and Dave) Nething of Darwin, Walter (and Betty) Donnay of Watkins, and Dorothy Anderson of Arizona. Also survived by long-time special friend Ken Behrendt.