Verdilla "Penny" Lord - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 7, 1934 - August 3, 2023

Our dear mother, Verdilla (Penny) May Lord, born to Fred and Elsie Panning on May 7th, 1934, in Green Isle MN; died on August 3rd, 2023, in Edina, MN. She had a long, full life and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas James Lord, and siblings: Harriet Schulz, Shelvie Olson, Marlene Panning (infant), Norman Panning, Leroy Panning, and Hillard Panning. 

She is survived by her son Michael James Lord, daughter Deborra Ann Jaggard, son-in-law Arthur M. Jaggard; grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Gilbertson (Steve), Andrew Eliott Jaggard; great-grandchildren Sylvester Gilbertson, Arthur Jaggard IV, Elijah Jaggard, Solara Jaggard, Artemis Jaggard and Abel Jaggard. She is further survived by siblings Bernice Deike, Marlys Roepke, Darlene Steffer, Sharon Birkholz, Stanley Panning (MaryAnn), and sister-in-law Carol Panning.

You are welcome to attend the memorial service we are holding in her honor at Woodlake Lutheran Church (2120 W 76th Street, Richfield, MN 55423) on August 31st, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. (visitation at 1:00 p.m.).
Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and supporting staff at the Fairview Southdale Hospital E.R., Intensive Care, 7 th Floor and 8 th Floor Hospice Care who provided her with loving care during her final days.


  1. Anna Gerber says:

    Mike, as your former Sunday School teacher, I want to express my condolences in the loss of your mother.

  2. Mary Munt says:

    Mike, Debbie and family I’m so sorry for your loss. I meant to reach out to her the last several months but had a surgery in March and didn’t. I’m so sorry about that. I hope to attend the service on the 31st.

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