Veryl Blue, 84, of Webster City died on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at the church.
Veryl Dean Blue, son of Anthony and Jennie (Koop) Blue, was born December 18, 1937 on the family farm east of Webster City. He was baptized at St Paul's Lutheran Church. In 1944, he moved to Woolstock, where he was confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. In 1951, he moved to Kamrar and graduated salutatorian from Kamrar High School in 1954. He enlisted in the United States Army serving from December 1, 1959 to September 2, 1961. On October 7, 1961, Veryl was united in marriage to Linda Sollie at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Webster City. To this union five children were born. Veryl farmed crops and raised hogs, was a salesman for Paymaster and Cargill Seed, and had a real estate license. The couple moved to Webster City in 1995. Linda passed away in 2005. Veryl was united in marriage on September 2, 2006 to Martha Burgin at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Webster City. He enjoyed wintering in McAllen, TX from 1991-2021. Veryl was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He served as an elder, trustee, head usher, and on the evangelism committee.
He is survived by wife, Martha; daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Andy Perry, Lila and Jeff Manuell, Anita and Curt Dieren, Lana and Paul Swanson, and Diana and Mick Reese; 11 grandchildren; step daughters and step sons-in-law, Joni and Bob Hartshorn, Lori and Nick Nielsen, and Jeanne and Todd Nelson; step son and step daughter-in-law, Wally and Trish Burgin; 12 step grandchildren; 7 step- great grandchildren; brothers, Wayne (Barb) Blue and Gary (Alice) Blue; sister, Ilene (Joe) Verbrugge; and brother-in-law, Alvin Sollie.
Veryl was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda and his parents, Anthony and Jennie.
He really enjoyed the staff at Becky's Treasured Heart Agency. His belief in Jesus was an inspiration to many of the staff and he helped lead them to a relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Veryl felt he had a blessed life and was ready to go home to be with Jesus and be reunited with all of the loved ones who have gone before him. He also wants to see us there someday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in Veryl's memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.