Veronica Mae Nylander, age 92, of Audubon, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Essentia Health-St Mary’s in Detroit Lakes. A visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, at the David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 6:30 pm and a time of sharing to follow. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with a time of gathering at 1:00 pm, until the time of service. Inurnment will follow the Mass at First Lutheran Cemetery in Audubon.
Veronica was born on August 6, 1929, in Lake Park, Minnesota, to Oscar and Rosella (Horan) Dahlberg. She graduated from Lake Park High School in 1947. After high school, she worked at the Lake Park Creamery. Veronica loved to dance and one night at a dance at the DeRox Club she met the love of her life, Lester Nylander. They were married on October 14, 1948, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park. They had 5 children, 4 daughters and a son. The couple briefly lived in Fargo, until they bought the family farm south of Audubon where she resided until her passing.
Veronica was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. Known as GG to her grandchildren and great grandchildren she attended every event any of them participated in. She looked forward to their calls and visits and cherished anytime she could spend with them. She was devout in her Catholic faith and volunteered for years at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In her later years she volunteered many hours at Essentia Health’s Oak Crossing. She and Lester spent many Saturday nights with friends dancing the night away! She also enjoyed feeding and watching her birds, bowling, and especially baking. Her fresh baked breads filled her counters and her donuts were cherished gifts to her family. She also loved to make jams and jellies. Her children, grandchildren and friends were the recipients of many jars of her wonderful jams.
She is survived by her children: LuAnn Porter of Detroit Lakes, MN; Russell (Laura) Nylander of Moorhead, MN; and Lori Thompson of Detroit Lakes, MN; two sons-in-law, Keith Mulcahy of Audubon, MN; and Rich Langord of Moorhead, MN; her grandchildren: Bob (Deanna) Porter of Cottage Grove, MN; Brian (Sarah) Porter of Fargo, ND; Mark (Amy) Porter of Audubon, MN; Sara (Kody) Backman of Souris, ND; Katie Nylander of Moorhead, MN; Kyle (Ashley) Nylander of Fargo, ND; Stacey (Matt) Anderson of Detroit Lakes, MN; Mandey Mulcahy (Jason Hunter) of Fargo, ND; Christina (Justin) Wuollet of Audubon, MN and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Bonnie Simonson of Moorhead, MN and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her parents, Oscar and Rosella, two daughters: Lynette Mulcahy, and LaVonne Langord, a sister, Rosemary (Charles) Parker; a brother, Marvin (Doris) Dahlberg; a son-in-law, Bob Porter; brothers-in-law: Vanner (MaryAnn) Nylander, Russell Nylander, and Paul Simonson.
The family invites all to share a meal with them at Veronica’s place south of Audubon after the burial.