Laverna #2 (1918 - 2007)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Bruesewitz, Ertl, Friemund, Rahm, Spring, Tarras, Zygarlicki
----Sources: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) Vol. 47, No. 47, Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, p. 14
Ertl, Laverna (Bruesewitz) (23 Aug. 1918 - 16 Nov. 2007)
Laverna Ertl, 89, Colby, formerly of Unity, died at her home on Friday, November 16, 2007.
Laverna was born on August 23, 1918, in the town of Brighton, Marathon County to Robert and Amanda (Friemund) Bruesewitz. She married Henry "Hank" Ertl on November 28, 1936, at St. John's Lutheran Church North Spencer, Wis. She helped her husband with his carpentry work, was a homemaker and was the family cookie and chili maker.
She is survived by one brother, Elroy "Bud" (Arlene) Bruesewitz, Marshfield; and by her nieces and nephews.
Laverna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; brother, Delmar Bruesewitz; and sister, Alvera Zygarlicki.
A celebration of Laverna's life began with friends and family visiting and reminiscing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Spencer, Wis. At 11 a.m. the celebration services commenced with the Rev. Rebekah Tarras presiding. The celebration of her life concluded with burial at West Spencer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Bruesewitz, Mike Rahm, John Paul Spring, Ronald Ertl, Dennis Bruesewitz and David Bruesewitz.
Maurina/Community Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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