Verna Walsh

Oct. 2, 1925-Nov. 13, 2020

Verna Walsh, 95,

Minot, formerly of

Parshall, died Friday, No-

vember 13, 2020 at a

Garrison hospital.

Verna Julia was born

October 2, 1925 in Max, to

Victor and Julia (Baluski)

Zenz. She grew-up on the

family farm and attended

school in Max. After gra-

duating, she continued

her education at Minot

Teachers College where

she earned her teaching

certificate. She taught at a

country school for several


On October 19, 1949,

Verna was united in mar-

riage to Robert Walsh.

They made their home in

Garrison for several years

before moving to Parshall

in 1954. The Walshes

owned and operated Bob’s

Bar and Walsh’s Steak-

house. Verna was a great

mentor to many employ-

ees. They later acquired

Walsh’s Bottle Shop,

which Verna continued to

manage until the early


Verna was a member of

St. Bridget Catholic

Church and its Altar So-

ciety. She also served on

the Arthur Solie Ameri-

can Legion Auxiliary. She

supported her husband in

his many endeavors like

the Legion Baseball and

Golden Glove Boxing.

Verna loved socializing

and spending time with

her family. The grandkids

would get excited when

she started to bake her

homemade caramel rolls.

She liked to crochet and

made many afghans and

doilies. She also enjoyed

fishing. Her houseplants

were well taken care of

and her flowerbeds were

bountiful. Her gentle soul

is at rest, blessed be her

memory among us.

Verna is survived by:

her sons, Larry (Linda) of

Minot, Lee (Carolyn) of

Ohio, Francis “Pepper”

(Debra) of Bottineau, and

Mark (Neva) of Williston;

daughters, Sharon Rood

(Richard) of Lena, IL and

Margo Ouradnik of Idaho

Falls, ID; 18 grandchil-

dren, 21

great-grandchildren, and 1

great-great grandchild; sis-

ter, Alice Ross (Tom) of

St. Cloud, MN; and many

nieces, nephews, and


She was preceded in

death by: her parents;

husband; sisters, Margaret

Kerzman, Marlys Voegle,

and Doris Berg; brothers,

John and Robert Zenz;

and great-granddaughter,

Kailei Walsh.

The family will cele-

brate Verna’s life with a

private family service.

Public Visitation:

Thursday, November 19,

2020 from 10 a.m. to

Noon, at Langhans Fun-

eral Home, Parshall.

Public Graveside Com-

mittal: Thursday, No-

vember 19, 2020 at 1:45

p.m. in St. Bridget Cathol-

ic Cemetery, Parshall