LaVerne C. Hron

LaVerne C. Hron, 96, of Kewaskum, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born on June 5, 1911, on the family homestead in Fillmore, the daughter of the late Hugo and Martha (Beger) Bratz,.

On Sept. 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Albert "Dotz" Hron, when he was home on leave from the Army, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Dotz preceded her in death on April 23, 1988.

LaVerne decided already by second grade she wanted to be a teacher, and after graduating from Random Lake High School, she attended Milwaukee State Teachers’ College.

After graduation, she taught in two country schools and a state graded school before coming to Kewaskum Elementary School, where she taught fourth grade for many years.

LaVerne was a dedicated teacher who especially loved teaching reading, and tutored children in reading until she was almost 90 years old.

She cherished all of her students, and after retirement volunteered as a tutor at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Kewaskum.

LaVerne was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum where she was very involved with the Human Con-cerns Committee and was a member of the Holy Trinity Christian Women.

She was a charter member of the Kewaskum Women’s Club, a charter member of Hon-E-Kor Country Club, a longtime member of card clubs in Campbells-port and West Bend, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association for many years.

LaVerne was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and golfing, which she did until she was 90.

LaVerne touched the lives of many people and will fondly be remembered by her family and by all who knew her.

Survivors include two sisters, Laura Mathews of West Bend and Delilah Leifer of Wauwatosa; two nephews, James Leifer of Wauwatosa and Ronald (Sherrill) Leifer of West Bend; a great-niece, Sara (Jeremy) Roloff of Milwaukee; a great-nephew, Eric Leifer of Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Pearl Miller of Henderson, Nev.; a stepbrother-in-law, Francis (Hope) Roden of Fond du Lac; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, LaVerne was preceded in death by five brothers-in-law, Glen Mathews, Robert Leifer, Fred Miller, Lloyd (Florence) Hron and Elroy (Mary) Hron; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Harold "Mixie") Marx.

A Mass of Christian Burial for LaVerne will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Kewaskum Public Library or Holy Trinity School Library for children’s books are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.

Additional information and guest may be found at www.miller martinfh.com.

LaVerne’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Cedar Lake Health Care Center for the compassionate care provided to LaVerne, especially in the Friend-ship House and in Cove 3.