WOOSTER– Verena Lichteberger joined her Father in Heaven on September 10, 2011 after a long illness.
Verena was born March 11, 1914 to Dorius C. Jensen and Matilda Leckband Jensen in Dexter, Iowa.
Verena was among the first 35 people hired at The Wooster Rubber Company and worked there 38 years. It was there that she met her husband Harry K. ?Dutch? Lichteberger, who is deceased. Verena won five dollars in a contest to rename the company newsletter. She coined the name ?Rubbermaid Review.? That eventually led to renaming the company to Rubbermaid, Inc.
In her retirement, Verena continued her large flower gardens specializing in hybrid tea roses. She also enjoyed knitting over 300 hat and bootie sets for premature babies at Akron Children?s Hospital. She was predeceased by brothers Richard Jensen of Wooster and Ralph Jensen of Windom, Mn.
Verena is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Paul) Mulhollan of Wadsworth and her children, Jacqueline (Randy) Wallace of Green and children, Daniel, Kelley and Caroline; Julia (Blake) Williams of Stow and son, Patrick Wagner; and John S. Mulhollan of Brecksville. Verena?s son, Richard ?Red? Lichteberger resides in Wooster. His daughter, Christa (Jason) Falb lives in Locust Grove, VA with daughters Olivia and Victoria Falb. Verena?s grandchildren and great grandchildren were her true pride and joy.
Two half-brothers, Marvin and Wendell Jensen and two half-sisters Corrine Robison and Doris Morrison also survive along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
McIntire, Davis and Greene are handling arrangements at 216 E Larwill Street, Wooster, OH (phone 330-262-7771). Visiting hours are Thursday, September 15 from 6-8 pm, and funeral will be at the funeral home on Friday September 16, at 1:30 pm.
Friday, September 16, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home
Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home