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LaVerne Kowalczyk, 93-year-old resident of Royalton died Tuesday, May 10 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Alexandria, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 A.M. Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie, MN. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Saturday at the church. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery.
LaVerne Aschenbrener was born October 27, 1928 to the late Lawrence and Ann (Schafer) Aschenbrener. She grew up and attended school in Rice, MN. LaVerne attended college and received her degree in Elementary Education. She taught for a few years in the St. Cloud Area. She was united in marriage to Clarence Kowalczyk on June 30, 1949, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN. The couple made their home on the family farm in Swan River Township along the Mississippi River where they raised their family. LaVerne and Clarence farmed all of their life in Swan River Township. She was a faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie; she was active with the Christian Mothers and the parish choir. LaVerne loved the outdoors and spending time on the Mississippi River, gardening, flowers, sewing, quilting, fishing and playing cards.
Left to cherish her memory are children, Ronald (Sue) Kowalczyk of Brainerd, MN, Rick (Lori) Kowalczyk of Royalton, MN, Kevin (Aster Theisen) Kowalczyk of Frazee, MN, Larry (Beverly) Kowalczyk of Alexandria, MN, Daniel (Beth) Kowalczyk of Royalton, MN, Joan (Randy) Swift of Crested Butte, CO, Mary (Tom) Wehe of Durango, CO, and Carol Kowalczyk of Sauk Rapids, MN; siblings, Grace (Al) Barthelemy of St. Cloud, MN and Sally (Bob) Nouis of Texas and 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, parents, Lawrence and Ann; siblings, Erma Merenda, Valeria Waytashek, Clarence Aschenbrener, Erwin Aschenbrener, Bob Aschenbrener and Roman Aschenbrener.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of LaVerne.
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