LaVerna M. Charlson
LaVerna M. Charlson, 100, Lake Mills, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at the Lake Mills Care Center. A private family funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 9), at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. Burial will be held in Winnebago Lutheran Cemetery.
LaVerna Marie was born Oct. 13, 1920 near Kiester, Minn., the daughter of John and Anna (Wacholz) Vogel. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kiester, Minn. She attended Comb’s School near Kiester.
She was united in marriage to Orven Charlson, Feb. 12, 1944 at Mansfield Church. They celebrated 65 years together. They moved to the family farm which was designated a Century Farm in 2014.
LaVerna was very active in helping Orven with farm work and enjoyed working at the Lake Mills School with her coworkers and students.
LaVerna was a member of Winnebago Lutheran Church, the Winnebago Ladies Aid and Rachel Circle. She was an avid baker and loved to embroider quilts and make afghans for her family.
LaVerna loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them. She will be truly missed.
She is survived by her two children: Donna (Jerry) Holtan, Ames; and Curt (Patti) Charlson, Clear Lake; grandson, Jason (Jen) Holtan; two step-granddaughters: Jodi (Joe) Taraba and Lani (Ross) Miller; great-grandchildren: Zach, Tyler and Isaac Holtan; Zachary, Andrew and Lauren Taraba; and Oscar and Jocelyn Miller; sister-in-law, Violet Charlson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orven, in 2009; siblings: Dorothy (Ed) Beck, Arvilla (Don) Paulson, Art (Ruby) Becker, and William (Margaret) Becker; and sisters- and brothers-in-law: Agnes (Martel) Mathews, Marie (Torjus) Haugo, Herbert (Alice) Charlson, Sherman (Sadie) Charlson, Glen (Avis) Charlson, and Ray Charlson.