LaVerna Genevieve Mariette was born Sept. 13, 1924 in Minneapolis to Henry and Ida (Anderson) Norman. Her family moved to a farm in Upsala where she was raised and attended school, graduating from Upsala High School. On Sept. 15, 1945 LaVerna married Charles Mariette and they made their first home in Minneapolis. In 1955 they moved to Burnsville and in 1970 to rural Princeton. Most recently she lived in Foley at Heritage Place for two and a half years and then at the Elim Care Center since November 2010. LaVerna loved gardening and photography. She also enjoyed country music and traveling. Family was central to her life and she especially loved time with her grandchildren.
LaVerna will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Larry (Janet) Mariette of Princeton, Craig (Carolyn) Mariette of Princeton; two daughters, Karen Rockhold of Princeton, Debbie George of Princeton; ten grandchildren, Christy, Karen, Danielle, Derek, Tracy, Jerry, Jim, Sarah, Jake and Emily; eight great-grandchildren, Nicole, Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Brianna, Leandra, Amanda, and Justin; one great-great-grandson, Logan; and by other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1992; by three brothers, Ray, Wally and Chester; one sister, Edna; and one granddaughter, Becky Dehn.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. A visitaiton will be held one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers are Derek George, Jake Mariette, Jerry Rockhold, Jim Rockhold, Dennis Dehn and Brad Ruberg. Interment is in Isanti Union Cemetery.