LaVerne Evelyn Mitzel
May 6, 1928 – Jul. 29, 2018
LaVerne Evelyn Mitzel, 90, of Bismarck, ND, formerly of York, ND passed away on Sunday July 29, 2018 at Augusta Place in Bismarck, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Saturday August 4, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox, ND with Fr. Thomas Graner celebrating the mass. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a Rosary and Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, August 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox, ND. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Casket bearers will be her sons. Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Music will be provided by Angie Deplazes, Cullen Mitzel and Cara Mitzel. Kathleen Fontes will be reading the scriptures. Gift bearers will be Tami Even and Shawn Humble.
Burial will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Knox, ND.
LaVerne Evelyn Schlicht was born May 6, 1928, in Rugby, ND, to parents Edward and Florence (Gunderson) Schlicht. She attended school in Devils Lake through the 8th
grade. She then took care of her mother for the next twelve years. She met Frank M. Mitzel at a dance in York, ND. The couple dated for a couple of years and were united in marriage on May 20, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox, ND. The couple lived and farmed north of York, ND where they raised their eleven children; Twila, Frank, Gary, Philip, Myron, Rick, Robert, Kathleen, Karla, Gregory and Cory. The farm was self-sufficient, raising dairy cattle, pigs, chickens and a large garden.
Dad’s winning a car was a very fond memory for the whole family. In 1985 the couple retired. LaVerne loved to cook, especially klub, bake the best bread, sew, watch her family members play basketball. One of LaVerne’s legacies is her passion and commitment to ensure all eleven children received a good education and graduated from Wolford High School then continued that education into college. She always enjoyed Dairy Queen ice cream! She was a member of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby, ND and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox, ND.
LaVerne is survived by her children, Frank (Nancy) of Minto, ND; Gary (Bobbi) of La Feria, TX; Philip (Brenda) of Aberdeen, SD; Myron (Cindy) of Bismarck, ND; Rick
(Teri) of Beulah, ND; Robert (Brenda) of York, ND; Kathleen Fontes of Minnetonka, MN; Karla (Marc) Berg of Rosemount, MN; Gregory (Kim) of Fargo, ND; Cory (Cara) of Bismarck, ND; son-in-law Myron Moos of Selby, SD; sister-in-law’s Angie Schlicht of Fargo, ND; Phyllis Vollen of Seattle, WA; twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Twila, grandson Patrick Humble and great-grandson Tatum Mitzel; brother Glenn Schlicht, sisters Lucille
Douglas and Lorraine Enger, numerous brother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s.
Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com
The Nelson Funeral Home of Leeds is in charge of the arrangements.
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