Vernetta Cline, 91, of Decorah, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Funeral service is at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at the Decorah Lutheran Church at 309 Winnebago St. in Decorah, with Rev. Janes Glesne and Rev. Allen Vik presiding. Casket bearers are Vanetta’s grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Burial is in Lutheran Cemetery, in Decorah. Visitation is Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schluter Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and after 12:30 at the church Monday.

Vernetta Helen (Bolson) Cline was born June 27, 1928, to Lawrence and Violet (Young) Bolson on her parents’ farm on the Locust Road. She attended Decorah Schools and graduated in 1946. In 1947, she entered the Allen Memorial Lutheran School of Nursing in Waterloo. In 1950, she started working at the Smith Memorial Hospital in Decorah and then at the Aase Haugen Home. Vernetta married Robert Cline Sept. 23, 1950, at the Decorah Lutheran Church. Together they farmed north of Decorah. She was a member of Little Helpers, Dorcas Society, Mothers Club, Ladies Aid, Farm Bureau, Winneshiek Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Allen Memorial Auxiliary Association, Iowa Jersey Cattle Club and was a life-time member of Decorah Lutheran.

Vernetta is survived by two daughters, Debra Prestsater and husband Roy, Decorah and Julie Ford and husband Michael, Milo; three sons: Dennis Cline and wife Cheryl, Decorah; Mark Cline and wife Dianne, Decorah; and Gary Cline, Decorah; 13 grandchildren: Elly (Brian) Lensch; Kara (Nicolas) Zahasky; Jason (Joana) Cline; Nathan Cline; Kevin (Mariselle) Cline; Shannon (Jenna) Cline; Darrin Cline; Valerie (Joe) Mergen; Stephanie (Matthew) Donovan; Adam Cline; Brennan (Angie) Ford; Carissa (Cass) Stubbs and Kelsey (Jacob) Sutter; great-grandchildren: Annika, Hanna, Ari, Beckett, Rocco, Ludovikh, Jazmine, Jazlynn, Braylen, Isla, Charlie, Finley, Hollyn, Payton, Toby, Miles, Mason, Gabrielle, Bentzen, Brooklyn, Peyton, Calen, Lakeyn, Landry, Logan, Oakley, Maverick and Tragen; brother, Marlin Bolson, Decorah; sister-in-law, Connie Bolson, Decorah; in-laws, Harry (Pat) Cline, Elgin and Gerald (Maria) Cline, West Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews; extended family: Henrietta (Ronald) Engelhardt, Decorah and their daughters: Lori (Peter) Graber, Lisa Engelhardt and Lynnette (Will) Stott; their grandchildren: Ashley (Jeffrey) Dodson, Jacob Graber, Abigail Stott and Daniel Stott; great-grandchildren: Ainslie, Eleanor and Frances.

Vernetta was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2005; parents, Lawrence and Violet (Young) Bolson; brother, Ransome Bolson; in-laws, Harry and Pauline Cline; sisters-in-law, Marlys Cline and Syvilla Bolson; nephew, Daryl Bolson.