LaVerne Scharenbroch

LaVerne E. Scharenbroch, 90, formerly of Newton, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2021 at Felician Village, Manitowoc.

She was the former LaVerne Zill, born Sept. 1, 1931 in the town of Centerville, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Hilbert E. and Ella (Wilke) Zill.

On Nov. 22, 1952 she was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Scharenbroch and they enjoyed 65 years together until Larry preceded her in death on June 10, 2018. Larry and LaVerne farmed in the School Hill area and the Osman area until their retirement. LaVerne enjoyed her weekly cards with the ladies. She looked forward to the mailman coming each day to deliver a letter from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It always made her day.

Survivors include her sons, Peter (Gloria) Scharenbroch of St. Nazianz, Carl (Nancy Jo) Scharenbroch of Janesville, Dale (Kim) Scharenbroch of Valders, Tim (Brenda) Scharenbroch of Portage, Jerry (Jill) Scharenbroch of Newton, Jeffrey (Karice) Scharenbroch of Manitowoc and Kieth (Sherri) Scharenbroch of Newton; her daughter, Beth Ann (Scott) Woepse of School Hill; and daughters-in-law Michelle Scharenbroch of School Hill and Elizabeth (Scharenbroch) Stahl of Malone. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother, Richard Zill; sister-in-law Joyce (Zill) Grau; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; two sons, Michael and Wayne; along with her brothers, Adrian Zill and Edward “Shorty” (Mary Jane) Zill; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Zill.

LaVerne’s family would like to thank the staff of The Court at Felician Village, especially Terri Herrmann for all their compassion and care. They also would like to thank Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, especially Tracey for keeping LaVerne comfortable in her last days.

Funeral services for LaVerne will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. John-St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1255 W. Washington Ave., Cleveland. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 8 until 10:45 a.m. when we will have brief family rites before the service at 11 a.m.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting with funeral arrangements.

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