LaVerne Staab

Aug. 14, 1921 June 12, 2010

LaVerne Staab of Waukesha died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Avalon Square at the age of 88. She was born in Waukesha on Aug. 14, 1921, the daughter of Everett and Mildred (nee Clausen) VanAlstine.

On June 15, 1947, she married Larry Staab at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1972. LaVerne was a 1939 graduate of Waukesha High School and a graduate of the Whitewater State Teachers College. She began teaching in Shawano, then taught for 25 years at Calhoun School and later at New Berlin Center School until her retirement in 1987. She was awarded the Merit of Service award by Gov. Tony Earl. LaVerne was a very patriotic American and was the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Kathleen (Walter Sansom) Fillon of Waukesha, Gary (Laurie) Staab of West Bend, Tim (Donella) Staab of Clermont, Fla., Terry (Debbie) Staab of Waukesha and Jack (Diane) Schmehil of Oconomowoc; her seven grandchildren, Scott (Christina) Fillon of San Jose, Calif., Lisa (Bill) Brazelton of Waukesha, Kimberly Charney of Kewaskum, Emily Staab of Telford, Pa., Nick Staab of Waukesha, Melissa Staab of Waukesha and Brian Staab of Waukesha; and six greatgrandchildren. She is further survived by a niece and nephew, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her husband, Larry, she was preceded in death by her sister, Winifred (Harry) Krueger; her special aunt, Irma Clark; her cousin, Cy Ferrick; and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 16, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Glen Schaumberg will preside. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.