Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LaVerne L. (Qualler) Schultz

LaVerne L. Schultz, age 84, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010.  LaVerne was born in Racine, WI,  May 17, 1925, daughter of the late Lenard and Marie (Nee:  Matson) Qualler.

LaVerne was a graduate of Park High School.  On August 17, 1946, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” A. Schultz Sr. who recently preceded her in death, March 28, 2010.   LaVerne and Bill owned and operated Schultz Jewelers of Racine for over forty years.  LaVerne was also employed by Walker Manufacturing and Modine Manufacturing for a number of years.  She was involved with the West Racine Business Association, the Racine Ambassadors, Walker Girls Club and Matson Family Club. 

LaVerne was a great supporter of all things Racine -- the lake, parades, picnics, family, neighbors and friends.  She enjoyed casinos regardless of their location.  Most of all she loved spending time and traveling with her family; her fondest saying was "Let's take a drive."  LaVerne traveled the world and she always had a constant traveling partner in Bill and her daughter, Denise. She will be deeply missed. 

Survivors include her children, William A. (Lynnette) Schultz Jr. of Chandler, AZ, Denise Schultz of Eden Prairie, MN; sisters, Beverly (Chuck) Evans of Crossville, TN, and Marjorie Short of Sydney, Australia; sister-in-law, Diane (Ken) Schaefer of Rockford, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford (Maye) Qualler and Rodger (Mary Sue) Qualler. 

Combined funeral services for LaVerne and Bill will be held Monday, April 12, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brad Van Fossen officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.   Relatives and friends may meet at the funeral home Sunday, April 11, at 3-6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Becker-Shoop and Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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