LaVerne M. Berry

Dec. 12, 1927 - May 8, 2008

LaVerne M. Berry, formerly of Waukesha and currently of The Villages, Fla., died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at age 80. LaVerne was born Dec. 12, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Evona (nee Mathieu) Robert.

She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Bill Berry, on Aug. 18, 1952. LaVerne loved being a teacher and taught school for more than 13 years. She was especially proud of teaching the GIs in England. LaVerne was widely involved in many church organizations and coffee groups. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf, line dancing, aerobic exercise and was very proud of her garden. LaVerne loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

LaVerne will be deeply missed by her husband, Bill of Waukesha; sons, Brian (Debbie) Berry of Parker, Texas, Bruce (Sharyn) Berry of Muskego and Brent (Karla) Berry of Honey Grove, Texas; grandkids, Andrew, Lauryn, Matthew, Nicholas, Natalie, Holly, Robert, Scott and Stephanie; brothers, Lewis (Rosine) Robert and Albert (Betty) Robert; and sister, Rosline Fellman. LaVerne is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard; and sister, Margarite.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Friday, May 16, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit