LaVerne Carter, 92
May 12, 1923 -- July 30, 2015

 LaVerne Carter (nee Bastian)LaVerne Carter (nee Bastian) of Mequon was called home by our heavenly Father on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the age of 92. She was born May 12, 1923, to Tillie and Walter Bastian.

After 21 years without him, LaVerne has gone to join her beloved husband, Fred August Carter, whom she has missed so dearly.

LaVerne is survived by her five daughters, Kathleen (Ronald) Bolstad of West Bend, Sally Carter of Brown Deer, Holly (George) Peltonen of Saukville, Jane Brzezinski (Greg Paprocki) of Wind Lake and Cindy McGaw of Jackson; her 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, in her earlier years, LaVerne loved to spend time gardening, canning vegetables, baking, crocheting and playing sheepshead. On weekends, Fred and LaVerne could always be found at their cottage on the Rock River.

Recently, she became a resident of Lasata Care Center. She quickly became known as the resident jokester. LaVerne loved all of the staff and residents. She always tried to make them smile and never ran out of a joke to tell. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Lasata and caregivers from Heartland Hospice who took such tremendous care of Mom during her final time on earth.

A celebration of LaVerne’s life will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The family will greet visitors starting at 4:30 p.m., with a service beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Society in LaVerne’s memory are appreciated.

Serving the family is the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg; 376-9600. Online condolences may be found at