Also known as: Verna E. Haensgen, Verna E. Starks

Born: June 28, 1919, New Holstein, Wisconsin, United States

Died: February 2, 2012, Santa Barbara, California, United States

Nationality: American

Family: Howell

Glassworking relatives:

Active: 1967

Brief biography

Verna Howell was born Verna E. Haensgen to John and Kathryn Haensgen in New Holstein, Wisconsin, on June 28, 1919. She was one of four daughters.

She married Leigh Howell in Santa Barbara, California, on October 8, 1966. Together they opened the Dansk Glas Huset in Solvang, California, in July 1967. They demonstrated to tourists for several months, before divorcing in November 1967.

Howell died in Santa Barbara, California, on February 2, 2012.

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