Star Tribune
January 22/23, 2012

Velma (Rhead) Lerum

A picture of Velma Rhead Lerum

Lerum, Velma (nee Rhead) Born Velma Mareen Rhead on September 19, 1914, in Spring Brook, Dunn County, WI. Her parents were farming pioneers from English and Norwegian heritage, Hillard T. Rhead (1868-1932) and Nellie Lanning Rhead (1878-1918). Her siblings were: Nimmerd I., Rossi P., Blanche V., Elgie S., Ruth A., Gordon H., Ernest M. Rhead, and Alvin C. She married Paul E. Lerum, October 25, 1941 in Menomonie, WI and remained married until Paul's passing, July 6, 1985. She is survived by two children, Paul Rhead Lerum, wife Joni Zeglin, and daughter, Lynda Rae Mareen Lerum, sisters-in-law "Toots" (Ernest) Rhead, Menomonie, WI, and Lois Lerum (Bud) Juliet, Wild Rose, WI, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials preferred to family.