Verna Tosseth


Verna Luella Tosseth, 90, died on Jan. 8, 2022, in a Bismarck Care Center.  Funeral Service will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home.  For those not attending the service will be streamed live on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Verna was born on Oct. 1, 1931, to Fred and Katie (Ensz) Krein.  She was raised and educated in the Goodrich area.  Verna left Goodrich and moved to Fargo where she worked as a waitress.  She met Edwin Tosseth, the couple married in 1954, and moved to Bismarck where she raised three children.

Verna worked in Bismarck’s finest restaurants, including Terry’s Supper Club and Kirkwood Motor Inn.  She loved sewing, baking, and gardening, but most importantly her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  They were her greatest joy.

She is survived by one sister, Alma Becker, of Sioux Falls; children, Joyce Johnson, of Minneapolis, MN, Susan Carpenter, of Tulsa, OK, Loren Tosseth, of Bismarck and Shelly (John) Doll, of Bismarck; grandchildren, Andrew (Christina) Tosseth and their children Mote and Ethan, Michael (Jessica) Link and their children Madox and Madison, Shantal Doll and her son Liam, Shaun Tosseth and his son Owen and several more grand and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin; one daughter, Cleo Hartly; two very special great grandchildren, Jaide (Andrew and Christina) Tosseth and Mac (Wendy) Hill; two brothers, Harold and Wilfred; three sisters, Irene Wright, Freda Elliot, and Kathryn Pearl Smith; and special friend, William Richter.

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That’s my mom. I Love and miss her very much. She’s now in Heaven with my dad. Growing up, I was sad to think that someday my mom and dad would be leaving me and now it’s happened. I remember my mom telling me that if I ever woke up and was hungry, no matter what time it was, I could wake her up and she would make something to eat. One time she bought me a can of spinach (because Popeye ate it) and I got up in the middle of the night and asked her to make it. She made it. Then I realized that spinach wasn’t for me. Yuck! One thing that I did Love were her homemade french fries. I knew I was in trouble whenever I heard her say, “Loren Allan !!!” I remember whenever I was sick and had to throw up she would put one arm around my stomach and her other hand would hold my hair out of my face, My mom was always there for me and I’m gonna miss her. I Love you so much mom. And tell dad I Love him. I’m sure you’re happy to be with your mom and dad again. Take care mom. Remember, “I Love You”.

So sorry to hear that your mother passed. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. Always look forward to the day we can see our loved ones again.💕