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Published October 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow, 86 of Wahpeton, ND passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Gerard’s Community of Care, Hankinson, ND. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson with Rev. Ken Adams officiating. Burial will be at United Cemetery, Hankinson. Visitation will be Monday October 28, 2013 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Pallbearers are: Randy Evans, Chris Bladow, Shane Bladow, Casey Bladow, Ryan Olson & Kyle Puetz. Special music by JoAnn Kuehl.

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow was born July 26, 1927 in Elma Township, rural Hankinson, ND, the daughter of Theodore & Esther (Vedder) Roeder. She attended country schools and worked for different families in the Hankinson area. On June 10, 1948 she was united in marriage to Milton Bladow at Union Congregational Church, Hankinson. After their marriage they moved to California and returned to the farm near Hankinson in March of 1949. In the fall of 1979 they moved to Wahpeton where they have lived since. LaVerne & Milton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June 2013.

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow, 86 of Wahpeton, ND passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Gerard’s Community of Care, Hankinson, ND. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson with Rev. Ken Adams officiating. Burial will be at United Cemetery, Hankinson. Visitation will be Monday October 28, 2013 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Pallbearers are: Randy Evans, Chris Bladow, Shane Bladow, Casey Bladow, Ryan Olson & Kyle Puetz. Special music by JoAnn Kuehl.

LaVerne Bertha Marie Bladow was born July 26, 1927 in Elma Township, rural Hankinson, ND, the daughter of Theodore & Esther (Vedder) Roeder. She attended country schools and worked for different families in the Hankinson area. On June 10, 1948 she was united in marriage to Milton Bladow at Union Congregational Church, Hankinson. After their marriage they moved to California and returned to the farm near Hankinson in March of 1949. In the fall of 1979 they moved to Wahpeton where they have lived since. LaVerne & Milton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June 2013.

LaVerne enjoyed gardening, canning, milking cows & making cakes for her grandchildren’s birthdays & later her great grandchildren’s. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans & doilies and playing bingo. She made quilts for her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson & the Women’s Guild.

LaVerne is survived by her husband: Milton Bladow, Wahpeton, ND; sons: Dale M. (Terry) Bladow, Hankinson, ND & Steve (Kathy) Bladow, Hankinson, ND; daughters: Judy (Kelsey) Evans, Hankinson, ND & Karen (Chuck) Puetz, Wahpeton, ND; 14 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Theodore & Esther Roeder, daughter: Betty Marie Bladow; granddaughter: Tanya; brothers: Dennis Roeder & Elmer Roeder and a sister-in-law: Shirley Roeder.

On-line guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson, ND is in charge of the arrangements.

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