LaVerne C. Johnson, (Gallus) age 89 of Delano passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the St. Mary Care Center in Winsted, Minnesota. She was born August 28, 1925 to Joseph and Blanche (Fautsch) Gallus in Franklin Township, Minnesota.
LaVerne was employed as the head cook at the Delano Health Care Center for over 27 years, retiring in 1993.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband Robert, “Bob”; her parents Joseph and Blanche Gallus; sisters Eleanore Adickes and Marge Jerde; an infant brother Donald; sister-in-law Shirley Gallus; brothers-in-law Dayton Adickes and Floyd Jerde.
She is survived by her children: Darrell (Mary) Johnson, Karen (Jim) Russek, Dale (Sue) Johnson, Don (Colleen) Johnson, Dick (Roxanne) Johnson; 14 grandchildren: Sarah (Eric) Anderson, Bob Johnson, Michael (Laura) Johnson, Patrick (Jenna) Johnson, Eric (Stephanie) Russek, Melissa Stoddard, Travis Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Melanie (Kevin) Brisk, Kyle (Janine) Johnson, Derek (Kelsy) Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Haley Johnson, and Matt Johnson; 16 great grandchildren: Ben Johnson, Will Johnson, Charlotte Johnson, Autumn Johnson, Wyatt Russek, Walker Russek, Weston Russek, Wynn Russek, Presley Stoddard, Shelby Stoddard, Tori Stoddard, Kai Brisk, Cole Brisk, Dolen Brisk, Ayla Johnson, Rylan Johnson; sister Betty (Marvin) Rogers; brother Ralph Gallus; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota. Gathering of family and friends was held in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.