|Emma D. Verhoog, 12 days|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Emma Dorinda Verhoog, the daughter of Matthew and Kari (Visness) Verhoog, was born on December 17, 2004, at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls. She was home for a week before being hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, where she died following heart surgery on Wednesday morning, December, 29, 2004, at the age of 12 days.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 2 at Resurrection Community Church in Karlstad, with Pastor David Riveness officiating.
She is survived by her parents, Matt and Kari; paternal grandparents, Garry and Teresa Verhoog of St. Labre, Manitoba, Canada; maternal grandparents, Stan and Dorinda Visness of Karlstad; paternal great-grandparents, John and Mary Verhoog of Exeter, Ontario, Canada and Ethel and Ronald Emley of New Egypt, N.J.; maternal great-grandparents Stanley and Clarice Visness, of Drayton, North Dakota and Erma Raney, also of Drayton; paternal great-great-grandparents, Nellie Staples of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, and George Emley, of New Egypt; in addition to several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. A00003B2005JA05