Verneda Hively

Verneda Hively, 88, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Arnolds Park passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Accura Healthcare of Milford.

Services for Verneda will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

Verneda was born on May 8, 1931 in Hartley, IA to Arthur and Amanda (Boetell) Denny. She graduated from Hartley High School. On November 3, 1949, she was united in marriage to Daniel Hively in Jackson, MN. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1990 in Spirit Lake. Together they made their home in Arnolds Park where they raised their four daughters.

Verneda treasured her time with family. She enjoyed traveling, gambling, reading, dancing (especially to country and polka music), and baking. She blessed many with her banana bread – one of her many ways of filling our lives with love beyond measure.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Sandra (Roger) Swartz of Redwood Falls, MN; Susan Kuhlman of Spencer, IA; Janet (Ronald) Brown of Marcus, IA; and Bonnie (John) Mohning of York, NE; grandchildren Todd Kuhlman, Heather Lorentz, Heather Hemshort, Lindsay Stenger, Janelle Droegmiller, Ryan Brown, Amy Mohning, and Eric Mohning; great grandchildren Peter, Daniel, Devan and Haylee; brother Darrell (Delores) Denny of Apple Valley, MN; sisters Esther Donnenwerth of Memphis, TN and LaVonne Rhode of Arnolds Park.

Welcoming her home are her parents and her husband.