Veva J. Buhr, 86, of Aurora, Iowa died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her home with family by her side.
Funeral Services: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora, with the Rev. Margo Fohs officiating. Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Jamison Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before services at the church on Thursday. Interment: Union Cemetery, Putnam Township, rural Aurora, Iowa. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com A memorial fund has been established in her name for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aurora or Cedar Valley Hospice in Independence.
Veva June Hahn was born June 16, 1926 in Aurora, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Elsie Hahn. She attended school at Aurora and went on to graduate from Upper Iowa University, Fayette. Before her marriage, she taught high school math in Riceville and Fayette. On Aug. 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Arnold H. Buhr at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora. Arnold and Veva farmed near Sumner until moving to rural Aurora in 1953. Veva was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she played organ for many years. She enjoyed raising a large garden and had a love for flowers of all types as well as hostas. She faithfully followed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from the 1930s on and greatly enjoyed their World Series victory in 2011. She felt it was important to keep a sharp mind and enjoyed crosswords, sudokus and many other puzzles.
Veva is survived by two daughters, Nancy Constable of Chicago, Illinois, and Barbara Okerson of Glen Allen, Virginia; three sons, Louis Buhr of San Diego, California, Paul Buhr (Julie) of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, and Alan Buhr of Woodward, Iowa; six grandchildren, Georgina and Justine Okerson, Cathy Yurschak, Elizabeth Constable, and Christopher and Caitlin Buhr; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Symeon Yurschak; a sister-in-law, Helen Brase; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arnold, and her sister Virginia MacDonald.