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Laverne C. (Delvaux) Lemere

April 9, 1927 — April 5, 2013

LaVerne C. LeMere, 85, died of a lengthy illness at her home in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, April 5, 2013. She was born April 9, 1927, in Green Bay, of the late John and Clara Delvaux. LaVerne married Leo LeMere in 1946. They made their home on the LeMere family farm on Glendale Ave. As a couple Leo and LaVerne made a happy home, and “the farm” was very frequently visited by extended family and friends, where get-togethers and barbecues were plentiful and many happy memories were made. LaVerne’s life was shaped by three defining qualities. She was the faithful wife to her Leo who she looked upon as “my St. Joseph”. And flowing from that was her role as a mother, always loving and solicitous for her children and her grandchildren. Even after her children were grown, she was always present and ready to help in any way she could, never losing that motherly that so defined her. The third defining quality was LaVerne’s love of her Catholic faith. She worked tirelessly to promote devotion to the Blessed Virgin. She worked with the Blue Army to organize and establish the first Pilgrim Virgin parish visits and Blue Army prayer cells in the Green Bay diocese. Working with priests of the diocese, she was a catalyst in restoring and promoting the rosary procession at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Robinsonville, WI. She helped to initiate the early planning stages of having the apparition of Our Blessed Mother in Robinsonville recognized as authentic by the Diocesan authorities. LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband Leo A. LeMere in 1986, and her brothers John (Jack), Richard and William Delvaux and her parents. LaVerne is survived by her six children; David and wife Kathy (Green Bay, WI), Richard and wife Patricia (New Franken, WI), Sister Catherine of the Holy Trinity, OCD (Mary) (Colorado Springs, CO), Paul and wife Kim (Murfreesboro, TN), Claire (Green Bay, WI) and Anne, (Green Bay, WI). She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and her brother, Bernard Delvaux. LaVerne will be deeply missed by each of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all those who knew and loved her. Memorial donations will be used to request Masses for the happy repose of her soul. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers and staff at Unity Hospice for the care and concern shown to LaVerne and her family.

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The Rite Place
1580 Bellevue Road
Green Bay, WI 54311

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Monday, April 8, 2013

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