LaVerne Irwin

Dec. 8, 1918 - Oct. 4, 2009

LaVerne Irwin of Waukesha died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at LindenGrove Nursing Home at the age of 90. LaVerne was born in Wausaukee on Dec. 8, 1918, the daughter of Elmer and Laura Benjamin.

She was an active member of Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Milwaukee.

LaVerne will be sadly missed by her sons, Peter (Kay) Bantz of Waukesha and Paul (Sue) Bantz of Colgate; grandchildren, Kimberley (Steve) Johnson, Jon (Vicki) Bantz, Ryan Bantz and Lauren Bantz; great-granddaughters, Elena and Addison Johnson; sisters-in-law, Stella and Eleanor Benjamin; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Bantz Sr. and Charles Irwin, her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Oct. 24, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

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

(Freeman Oct. 20, 2009)