Laverne A. Katz

Laverne A. Katz, nee Harju, 70, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in Duluth, Minn., to the late Elmer and Elina (nee Waisanen) Harju, and was united in marriage to Daniel Katz on June 24, 1961 in Ashland.

Laverne worked with her husband in the real estate business for many years. She later worked at Avada Hearing Care Center in West Bend until retiring in 2004.

She was a past member and past president of the West Bend Lioness Club, and loved entering sweepstakes.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel; a son, Jason (Sara) Katz of West Bend; a grandson, Ryder Katz; a sister, Donna (James) Hluchnik; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1044 Silverbrook Drive, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the church on Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital for the care they gave to Laverne.