Vernetta A. Saffell

Jul 24, 2021
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10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church
3815 Ansborough Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50701


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service - Kimball Chapel


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo     


Vernetta Ann Saffell, 93, of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 24, 2021 at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital, Waterloo.

She was born June 21, 1928 in Dysart, daughter of Anton J. and Anna Jans Cecak. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1948.

She married Loren Scott Oct. 21, 1948; they later divorced. She then married Raymond W. Saffell Aug. 8, 1958; he died June 15, 1998.

She worked at Allen Hospital for many years in the accounting department, retiring in 1991.

Vernetta was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Waterloo, and former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo. She was a 4-H leader. She loved to sew and knit, including needlepoint and crochet. She also loved to cook and bake, particularly Czech and Bohemian dishes.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Scott of Waterloo, and Colleen (Jack) Majewski of Polk City; step-daughter, Joan Patterson of Malibu, CA; four grandchildren, Heather (Shawn) Mulcahy, Tyce (Jennifer) Oesterle, Anna (Aaron) Anderson, and Ellen (Shawn) Majewski; six great-grandchildren, Kelsi (fiancé, Dana Gerholdt) Millermon, Breanne (Josh) Appel, Cohrt Oesterle, Logan Rottinghaus, Seraphie Oesterle, and Lillian Hallengren; four great-great-grandchildren, Araiah, Zoey, Remington, and Silas; and a sister, Eva Knutson of Overland Park, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; step-daughter, Judith Hurd; and a brother, Vernon Cecak.

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  1. Barb Sweerin | Jul 26, 2021
    My thoughts are with you at this sad time.  I was the receptionist at Patty's Hairstyling and I always enjoyed visiting with Vernetta when she came into the shop.  Your mother was a very nice lady.  
  2. Sarah Pavelka | Jul 24, 2021
    So sorry Barb, Heather, Logan, and Kelsi for your loss. Treasure the memories and the 5 generations of strong ladies! Love you all! 

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