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Verzella M. Huckfeldt, was born April 9, 1943 to Horace and Ida Max, she passed away in her home on Sunday October 1st at the age of 80.

Verzella spent over 30 years working with kids, 20 of those years were with the Sisseton Head Start Program.  After retiring she remained very active, she had many Hobbies including; beading, sewing, crocheting and making floral arrangements, she would always gift many of the things she made touching many lives with those gifts. She enjoyed Gardening and Riding four-wheeler, in her younger years she enjoyed dancing, and listening to music, in her later years she danced for her grandkids making them laugh at her dance to hot tamales She also liked to travel, it seemed she was always on the go. She was active in the church community and the Long Hollow District.

She is survived by her son; Terry McKay and his Children, Terri Pallesen (Chris), Jessee McKay, Eva McKay and Teryn McKay, along with two Grandchildren.

Missy Huff (Richard) her Children, Mitchell Lohre (Margarita), Seth Lohre (Jeanine), and Tayler Huff (Casey Rise), Kegan Huff, along with eight Grandchildren.

Paula Johnson (Paul) her Children, Mckayla Angelo (Zach), Morgan Johnson (Davis), and Abby Johnson, along with five Grandchildren.

Anna Huckfeldt; her Children, Justin Dykstra, and Mason Dykstra, along with two Grandchildren.

The Family will have a private Ceremony. A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held at the Long Hollow District Center on October 8th at 1:30 pm.

Verzella was preceded in death by her Mother; Ida King Max and her Father; Horace Max Jr., and her Sister Marcella Goodwin along with her dog Molly.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements.  On-line condolences can be made at

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. DeLaine Rasmussen

    Verzella was such a good friend to me and always had a smile and positive attitude whenever we visited. I will miss our visits. Sincere condolences to all of her loved ones and close friends.

  2. Carol Schaal

    So sorry to hear of your loss, always enjoyed spending time with her. My sympathy to the Johnson Family and All.

  3. Wendie Sherrell

    We are deeply saddened to hear about Verzella’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. She was a cherished member of our family. We remember fondly the family camping trips at Siche Hollow and many other family get togethers. She brought so much joy and comfort to our mom and our family. She has left behind a legacy of love and kindness. Please know that your families are in our thoughts and prayers! With deepest sympathy.

  4. Mary Odland

    To Missy, Richard and family and the rest of the McKay family,
    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. A very special lady.


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