LaVerne C. Bornowski, 91, Stratford, reached her eternal home on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (High Steeple) in the Town of Wien, Marathon County, with Rev. Jeff Lambrecht officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Troy Kuyoth, Steve Veers, Greg Veers, Jeff Veers, Kory Holbach, Clay Bornowski and Jack Bornowski. The visitation will be held at St. John’s Church from 9:30 am on Saturday until service time at 11:30 am. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
LaVerne was born on July 17, 1926 in the Town of Frankfort, to Ernest and Selma (Lueschow) Hoernke. She attended elementary school in the Town of Frankfort and graduated from Colby High School. She was united in marriage to Leonard B. Bornowski on September 1, 1945 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Town of Wien. He died on October 16, 2008.
The Bornowski’s farmed in the Town of Frankfort. LaVerne’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with family at their cabin, snowmobiling and socializing with friends. In her retirement years enjoyed spending winters in Mission, Texas and later in Engelwood, Florida. In her children’s eyes, LaVerne was a saint among mothers. LaVerne will be remembered for her strong faith and always putting everyone before herself with a smile and a twinkle in her eye.
She is survived by her children, Joan (Robert) Veers, Cheryl (Dennis) Kuyoth, all of Stratford, Dawn (Glenn) Holbach of Wausau, and David (Linda) Bornowski of Edina, MN. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Doris Bornowski.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, a brother and sister-in-law, George and Anita Hoernke, a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Bill Huecke, a brother-in-law, Arnold Bornowski, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Violet & Clarence Pilgrim.
LaVerne will be missed more than words can say. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at Stoney River, Aseracare Hospice, physical therapy and support group.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com