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LaVerne Vivian Fenske Johansen
Birth: Apr. 6, 1920
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1986
Melrose Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

LaVerne Johansen, nee Fenske, of Franklin Park, IL. Devoted wife of the late Edward J., loving mother of Lynn Johansen, dear grandmother of Linda Lou and Tracey Lynn. Sister of Elden "Bud" (Bernice) Fenske, aunt of Jeffrey (Cathy) Fenske. Preceded in death by her brother Earl M. (Dolores) and parents Walter O. and Elsie (Haas) Fenske.

Ed and LaVerne began writing to each other during World War II. One of the reasons LaVerne picked Ed to write to was because she liked the sound of his last name. They fell in love via Air Mail, Ed proposed, LaVerne accepted, agreeing that if there was no "magic" when they met face-to-face, they would move on. There was magic and more... Edward and LaVerne were married on April 6, 1946 and lived a story-book marriage until death parted them on March 23, 1983.

(This is a true story, I have the box of love letters to prove it! In all my life, I never heard them argue or raise their voices to each other. This was a true love story... their daughter, Lynn)

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Family links: 
  Walter Otto Fenske (1896 - 1948)
  Elsie Louisa Haas Lippold Fenske (1897 - 1953)
  Edward John Johansen (1910 - 1983)*
  LaVerne Vivian Fenske Johansen (1920 - 1986)
  Elden Clifford Fenske (1926 - 2006)*
  Earl M Fenske (1932 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: East 1/2 of Lot 78 - Grave 5 Maple Section
Created by: SixthSense
Record added: Feb 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6188275
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thinking of you gram....
- Tracey Avis
 Added: May. 28, 2011
Miss you gram! I love you truly!
- Linda T.
 Added: May. 27, 2011
Miss you....
- SixthSense
 Added: May. 14, 2011
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