Posted 2/27/13 (Wed)
Funeral services for Emma Veeder, 95, of Watford City, N.D., were at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Assembly of God Church in Watford City, N.D. Interment was in the Johnson Corners Cemetery, Watford City, N.D. The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D., is in care of arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family atwww.fulkersons.com.
Emma Veeder was born Aug. 18, 1917, to Lawrence and Minnie (Beilke) Kummer on the family homestead near Croff, N.D. She attended a rural school through the eighth grade. From an early age, Emma and her sister, Tina, helped raise three of their nephews, due to the death of their sister, Bertha. Emma worked for several families, and last but not least, her father-in-law, Eddie Veeder.
From early childhood Emma enjoyed the outdoors, climbing windmills, trees, and sliding down hills with her sister, Tina. She loved her animals, too; her dog, her horse and tending and caring for her chickens.
Emma was united in marriage to Edgar Lorraine Veeder on Oct. 28, 1949, in Glendive, Mont. She and her sister, Tina, had a double wedding. They made farming and ranching their livelihood. Emma loved gardening, canning and baking. Her specialties were homemade bread, buns, Juneberry pie and her awesome canned meat. She gave away many jars of her special homemade pickles.
Emma and Lorraine enjoyed many hours of fishing at the Lost Bridge and Bear Den. Coffee and cookies were always on her table for anyone who stopped by.
Her family was first in her life. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were highlights, enjoying whatever sporting events she could. Playing hours of Aggravation, Yahtzee, and cards with her family and friends brought great enjoyment.
Emma’s final words of wisdom, spoken on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2013, to her family were, “BE KIND TO EVERYONE.”
Emma died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City, N.D.
Surviving Emma are her two daughters, Shirlene (Rick) Lawlar, Watford City, N.D.; Betty (Louie) Dieter, Belgrade, Mont.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Ty (Ann) Lawlar and their daughter, Dakota Blue, Corsicana, Texas; Hope Lawlar and her son, Jordan, Irving, Texas; Myre Tamaz and her Estevan, and her daughters Cayman and Ceagan, Flower Mound, Texas; Howdy (Jodee) Lawlar and their daughter Jayde, and their son McCoy, rural Watford City; Rhonda Harmon and her daughter Rylan, Avon, Indiana; Cheyene Harmon, Blefield, N.D. and Bethany Dieter, Las Vegas, Nev.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband, two great-grandchildren, five brothers and seven sisters.