Thursday, September 6, 2012

LaVerne (Larsen) French

LaVerne French (nee: Larsen), age 87, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center. LaVerne was born in Racine, September 18, 1924, daughter of the late William and Magdalen (Nee: Horton) Larsen.

On January 21, 1950, at St. Edward Catholic Church she was united in marriage to William D. French, who preceded her in death on  October 28, 2004. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. LaVerne was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her four children, Barbara Kis of Racine, Thomas (Mary) French of Madison, Scott (Laura) French of Racine, David French (DJ) of Racine; her seven grandchildren, Will (Jennifer) French, Rob French, Stephen (Namyoung Kim) Kis, Megan Kis, Jennifer, Rachel and Sam French; sisters and brothers, Norbert (Shirley) Larsen of CO, James Larsen of Venice, FL; sisters-in-law,  Carol Larsen of Racine, Laurel Hoag of Sierra Vista, AZ, Bonnie French of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Warren, Howard, Richard, William and Margaret; and her son-in-law, Bob Kis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., Monday, September 10, 2012, at noon, with Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski officiating. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at noon. Memorials to St. Edward Catholic Church have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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