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Obituary: LaVerne C. Blasier

Dec. 25, 1929 – Aug. 27, 2019 

LaVerne C. Blasier, 89, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.                         

She was born in Calumet, Michigan, the daughter of Eric Hjalmar Peterson and Lillian Amanda Hendrickson Peterson. LaVerne attended Calumet High School.

On January 29, 1948, she married Robert R. Moyle in Calumet, Michigan, at Calumet Methodist Church. They had four children while in Calumet: Allan, JoAnn, Vernon and Richard. They operated the Chatterbox Restaurant. In 1956, they moved to Milwaukee for work and had two more children there: Vicki and Tammy. Known for her artistic decorating abilities, LaVerne worked in some of Milwaukee’s bakeries, including Grebe’s, Arlans and Crestwoods.  

A few years after their divorce, LaVerne met and married Ed Blasier on Oct. 20, 1975. He was working at Harley-Davidson. Ed was raised in Sturgeon Bay, so he and LaVerne moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1975 with her two youngest daughters, Vicki and Tammy. Ed worked at Palmer Johnson until his retirement in 1989. Ed Blasier died March 24, 2003. Robert Moyle died in 2000. 

After moving to Sturgeon Bay, LaVerne worked at Knaapens Bakery and also at the Office Lounge in Sturgeon Bay as a waitress until it burned to the ground. For her remaining working years, she was a familiar face at the Sturgeon Bay Dairy Queen until she retired in 2000 at age 70. 

LaVerne enjoyed reading, being on her tablet, corresponding with family and friends. 

She is survived by her four children, JoAnn Sommers of Calumet, Michigan, Richard (Beth) Moyle of North Lauderdale, Florida, Vicki (Gary) Adyniec of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Tammy (Tom Zastrow) Moyle of Sturgeon Bay; 15 grandchildren, Deborah Sommers, Eric (Vicky) Brezonick, Melissa (Mitch) Ferencevich and their five children, Richard Moyle Jr., Rachel Adyniec, Claire Moyle, Edward (Desiré) Sommers and their three children, Elizabeth (Josh) Kolaczynski, Sara (Chris) Tlachac and their two children, Aria Rey Ursa, Gesika Weckler, Allan Moyle, John Adyniec, Julie (Alexander) Ortiz, and Michelle (Stephen) Rodriguez; and six great-grandchildren. 

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, Eric and Lillian Peterson; two children, Vernon (1951 at two months old), Allan (1994); husbands, Robert and Edward; four brothers, Lloyd Peterson, Alan Peterson, Vernon Nielsen, and Wallace Nielsen; sister, Pearl Kaufman; and son-in-law, David Sommers, husband of JoAnn Sommers. 

Relatives and friends may visit at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Friday, Aug. 30, 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm, with Rev. David Leistra officiating.   

Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet, Michigan. 

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of LaVerne can be shared through her tribute page at huehnsfuneralhome.com. 

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