LaVerne K. Breitkreutz, 87

LaVerne K. Breitkreutz, 87, a resident of St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac and formerly of Hartford and Oakfield, was called to her heavenly home, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, with her family by her side.

She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Milwaukee, the daughter of William and Mary Hatzung Brinkmann. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Norbert R. Breitkreutz at her familyís home in Hartford. LaVerne was secretary of her husbandís business, Hartford Radiator, until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and their Ladies Aide in Hartford. She was also a member of the Hartford American Legion and VFW Post No. 8834 Ladies Auxiliary. LaVerne enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, going to craft shows, cooking and baking.

She is survived by her husband, Norbert of Oakfield; one daughter, Faith (Don) Manke of Oakfield; one son, Neil Breitkreutz of Bentonville, Ark.; six grandchildren, Donny (Candice) Manke, Craig (Charissa) Breitkreutz, Jason (Samantha) Breitkreutz, Aimee Manke, Angela Manke and Meghan Breitkreutz; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Grace and Sullivan Manke, Brett and Caitlyn Breitkreutz, McKenzie Breitkreutz; two sisters-in-law, Frances Gurtner of Woodruff, Doris Breitkreutz of Hartford; one brother-in-law, Donald (Millie) Breitkreutz of Neshkoro; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Melvin (Sally) Brinkmann; four brothers-in-law, Walter Gurtner, Robert Breitkreutz, Leander (Lois) Breitkreutz and Harold Breitkreutz.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeremy Husby officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to Peace Lutheran Church and School, Hartford or Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at