LaVerne Jean Martin (Menning) of Phillips, WI born in Catawba on August 16, 1936 passed away on March 07, 2020 at the age of 83.
LaVerne is one of 14 children born to Gustav Menning Jr. and Sophia Strobl.
LaVerne found her soulmate and married David Charles Martin on June 25, 1955 at St. Paul’s in Muskego, WI and resided with him in New Berlin at the home they built together on Martin Road where they eventually raised three children.
LaVerne will be sadly missed by her children Dale (and Maureen) Martin, Dawn (and Jim) Arquette and daughter-in-law Loraine Martin. Grandchildren Ricky and Jack Martin, Anthony Arquette, Jayme Martin, Alden (and Nikki) Arquette, Adam Arquette, Kyle Martin and Alyssa (and Dan) Carillon as well as Great-Grandchildren Carter, Westyn, Tanner and Kimber Carillon, Aurora Arquette and Havynn Arquette who all Loved her unconditionally. LaVerne is further survived by Mildred Kempen, Clarence (Donna) Menning, Helen Arquette, Marion Zeller, Ken Menning, Violet Hunkins, Ted Menning, Adeline (Rich) Springsteen, Lawrence (Kay) Menning and Herman (Beth) Menning. LaVerne also is survived by brother and sisters in-law as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David, Oldest Son Dan, Granddaughter Dawn and siblings Robert and Sophie in addition to her infant sister Susie.
With what David had provided her and the sale of the home in New Berlin, LaVerne was able to fulfill the dream they had to settle on their land near Phillips where she passed away in her sleep.
Many memories were made there together over the years and the home she built extended those memories just as she and David had hoped.
Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Services expected to be held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Muskego and a Memorial in Price county once restrictions on size of gatherings have been lifted.