VaRena L. Sakel, 87, Huntingburg

VaRena L. Sakel, 87, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper October 23, 1931, Gilbert L.
and Bessie L. (Key) Emerson. She married Glen Lee “Bud” Sakel October 8, 1950, at Huntingburg Methodist Church. He died February 18, 2013.

VeRena was a graduate of Huntingburg High School. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Bretz and as a homemaker. She was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, knitting, and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters, Christie Jane Spear, Unionville, Lea Ann Liles, Hernando, Mississippi, and Julia Kay Hohl, Huntingburg; two daughters, Freda Prior, Huntingburg, and Patricia “Patty” Stetter, Lake Helmerich (Huntingburg); one son, Randall Emerson, Speedway; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Scott Sakel.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. Lee Campbell will officiate.

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