LaVerne Lulu Lauber was born Nov. 11, 1920 to Albert and Lulu (Hell) Grob in Hankinson, N.D. She was raised and attended school in North Dakota. On Oct. 13, 1940 she married Fritz Lauber. They made their home near White Rock, S.D. for 8 years. They then moved to the Wahpeton/Breckenridge area. They later moved to Fergus Falls. LaVerne and Fritz farmed and when they lived in Fergus Falls she also worked outside the home as a nurse’s aide in a nursing home and then in a Children’s Home. After retirement she moved to Isanti to help and to be near her grandchildren. In November of 2011, LaVerne, moved to Mill Ridge Apartments in Cambridge. She was a member of Joy Lutheran Church in Cambridge. She was a carpenter, gardener and she enjoyed cooking, canning and sewing. Her family and grandchildren were her joy and she enjoyed many afternoons at the playground.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her step-mother; husband, Fritz; siblings, Carl Grob, Leonard Grob, Kathryn Thorp, Stella Bladow, Vera Grob, Wilbert Grob, Raymond Grob, Albert Grob, Jr. and Viola Aupperle.
LaVerne is survived by her 2 children, Richard (Beverly) Lauber of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Lulu (Mic) Bell of Isanti; 5 grandchildren, Shane (Jamie) Lauber, Nicole (Sean) McQuade, Kelly (Ryan) Bell, Ryan (Jess) Bell and Carrie (Dusty) Becklin; 9 great-grandchildren, Noah, Ava, Aidan, Ahriana, Alexis, Lexi, Matthew, Brendan and Madison; 7 siblings, Norman Grob, Gladys Krump, Martha Kassa, Janell Kassa, Jean Meide, Patrick Grob and Henry Grob; and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 20, 2012 at Joy Lutheran Church in Cambridge with Rev. Jeffrey Lee officiating. The soloist was Danielle Bell and Elaine Johnson served as organist. The pallbearers were Carrie and Dusty Becklin, Kelly, Noah and Ryan and Jess Bell, Nicole and Shane Lauber and Ryan Wagner-Baker. Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery at Wheaton, Minnesota. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.