LaVerne Carlson, 91

LaVerne Carlson, 91

LaVerne M. Carlson, age 91, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Elim Home in Watertown.
Funeral Service Monday June 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Paul Krentz officiating; visitation one hour prior to the service at the church; interment Watertown Public Cemetery.
LaVerne was born on March 7, 1923 in Delano, Minn., the daughter of August and Agnes (Mueller) Lemmerman. She was baptized on April 8, 1923 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Watertown by Rev. Paul Beck and confirmed on April 5, 1936 at St. Peters Lutheran Church by Rev. Carl Rudolph.
At the age of 13, LaVerne left home and moved to San Francisco to work. She returned to Minnesota and on Feb. 10, 1946, LaVerne was united in marriage to Evans E. Carlson by Rev. W.C. Lohrke.
LaVerne was a faithful member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Watertown, giving her time with the St. Pauls Ladies Aid. She was also a member of Watertown Fire Department Womens Auxiliary.
LaVerne loved to camp and fish at her trailer on Long Lake in Richmond, Minn. She enjoyed cleaning and decorating.
LaVerne is preceded in death by her husband Evans Carlson; parents August and Agnes Lemmerman; brother Alfred Lemmerman.
LaVerne is survived by her loving family; sons and daughters-in-law Mike and Cushie Carlson of Watertown, Larry and Kathi Carlson of Apex, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law Renee and Kirk Benson of Elbow Lake, Cindy and Dwayne Atwell of Show Low, Ariz.; grandchildren Rob Carlson, Chris Carlson, Shannon and Amy Benson, Chad and Carla Benson, Dr. Lauren Carlson, Scott and Jennifer Carlson, Krista and Stewart Avenenti, Kenny Atwell; great-grandchildren Devon Benson, Summer Benson, Jake Avenenti, Avery Avenenti, Emma Atwell; sister-in-law Florence Lemmerman of Maple Plain; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Rob Carlson, Chris Carlson, Dr. Lauren Carlson, Shannon Benson, Chad Benson.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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