A memorial service for Velda F. Sancken, 101, of Pontiac, will be held at a later date at the First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, with Rev. Tim Hubert and Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be in Five Mile Cemetery, Saunemin.
Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements.
Velda died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Pointe of Pontiac in Pontiac.
Born June 13, 1916, in Owego Township, Velda was a daughter of George and Grace (Lee) Todd. She married Alva S. Sancken on Feb. 21, 1935, in Cullom. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris (Roger) Worthington of Princeville; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Carla) Worthington, Bradley (Cindy) Worthington, Douglas (Diana) Worthington, Carrie Lee Worthington, Jamie (Ben) Hafele and Jay (Deann) Moran; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Moran, and one sister, Esther Bammann.
Velda was educated in rural schools and was a 1934 graduate of Saunemin High School. She was a sales clerk for more than 50 years in downtown Pontiac and her last employment was at Holiday House.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, where she was a former member of the Anna Circle and quilting ladies of the church. She was a former member of the Zonta Club and Ladies of the Moose.
Memorials in Velda’s name may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.