LaVerne Mildred Allgeyer,
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:00 AM
LaVerne Mildred Allgeyer, 92, of Menominee, Mich., passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at BAMC in Marinette, Wis. She was born on December 16, 1921, in Menominee, to the late Anton and Martha (Pfankuch) Reitmeyer.
LaVerne graduated from Menominee High School class of 1939. She received her nursing degree at Miseaicordia Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. LaVerne served her country as a nurse at the 147th General Hospital in Hawaii and at the 29th General Hospital in Korea during World War II. LaVerne married Howard P. Allgeyer on November 9, 1946 in Menominee. She was a school nurse for most of her life, retiring in 1982. During that time she volunteered much of her time with the Red Cross. LaVerne was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Menominee. She received the highest award as a girl scout, the “Golden Eaglet” award. LaVerne was an avid bridge player and she loved to read.
LaVerne is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Howard P. Allgeyer; two daughters: Michelle Spaude of Menominee, Mich. and Sandra Bell of Dover, Del.; one son, Howard M. “Rusty” (Leticia) Allgeyer of Bay City, Texas; seven grandchildren including: Jeffrey (Laurie) Spaude, Christopher (Karyn) Spaude, Rebecca (Jason) Beal, Lindsay Bell, Christopher Allgeyer, Andrew Allgeyer and Anneliese Allgeyer; eight great-grandchildren; her niece, Rosalind (Robert) Jarentowski; her nephew, James Bardowski and her special nephew, Richard Bardowski.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Vigil prayer service will begin at 6 p.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, for the repose of the soul of LaVerne on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee with military honors by the Military 20 Year Club.
A memorial fund has been established in LaVerne’s name for the Spies Public Library. Any expressions of sympathy and kindness may be directed to LaVerne’s daughter Michelle Spaude.