THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
LaVerne (Bader) Kliment, 89, passed away peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, March 3 at Woodside Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born Aug. 12, 1923 to John and Mary Lambert in Oconto Falls, she married Cletus Bader on Dec. 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1967. She married Ervin Kliment on Oct. 26, 1979 and he preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1991.
She touched the lives of so many with her smile, generosity, sense of humor and all the love she continually expressed. She was a proud mother and worked hard raising all her children. She enjoyed spending time with her large family and many friends. A long standing member of St. Annes Catholic Church, Coleman, she belonged to the befrienders and renewal.
Survivors include six sons, Wayne (Kathleen) Bader, Dale Bader, Don (Bonnie) Bader and Larry (Sandy) Bader, all of Coleman, Gerald (Jan) Bader of Crivitz and Dan (Mariann) Bader of Cave City, Ark.; two daughters, Patricia (Les) Marquardt of Coleman and Rita (Wally) Baierl of Oconto Falls; a son-in-law, Harold Brault of Green Bay; a stepson, Melvin (Joann) Kliment of Mishicot; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; two step-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and a special niece, Joyce Gabriel.
As the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Cletus and Ervin; an infant daughter, Marcia; a daughter, Connie; brothers, Cletus, Eugene, Bill, Lyle and John Lambert and sisters, Mae Bohl, Evelyn Bohl and Dorothy Murphy.
Family and friends may call at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman on Thursday, March 7 from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman at 12 noon with Fr. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Interment will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman.