LaVerne L. Lauber, age 91, of Cambridge and formerly of Isanti, died April 16, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 20th at JoyLutheranChurchin Cambridge with Rev. Jeffrey Leeofficiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 19th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Wheaton, Minnesota. View Video
LaVerne Lulu Lauber was born November 11, 1920 to Albert and Lulu (Hell) Grob in Hankinson, North Dakota. She was raised and attended school in North Dakota. On October 13, 1940 she married Fritz Lauber. They made their home near White Rock, South Dakota 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.
LaVerne died April 16, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 5 days. 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, Florida 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.