Laverne Verhagen Steck

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Jan 2017 (aged 96)
Pelham, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 175011353 · View Source
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LaVerne (Verhagen) Steck, 96, of Pelham, NH passed away at home with her family by her side on January 4, 2017.
She was the widow of John Steck with whom she shared 64 wonderful years of marriage. LaVerne was born in 1920 in Chicago, IL and served in the Army during WWII as a nurse stationed in the Phllipines. She met her husband John when she came to Pelham for a visit with John’s sister Irene, a fellow Army nurse. They married shortly after and for a city girl, LaVerne quickly adapted to living and working on a dairy farm in Pelham while starting to raise a family.
She was a very talented and loving woman who could drive tractors and trucks, plant beautiful flower gardens, bake delicious meals and cookies, decorate their home so it was a cozy place to live, throw bales of hay, provide nursing care to anyone needing it in town, take care of the farm finances, host the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 40 relatives, and nurture their three children.
Together, she and her husband John gave their children the most wonderful life imaginable – just living and working together as a loving family on their farm.
LaVerne is predeceased by her husband John, parents Marie and Christian Verhagen, brothers Lt. Col. (ret) Paul Verhagen, Donald Verhagen (a pilot killed during WWII), her sister actress Jean Hagen, sisters-in-law Frances, Irene and Nellie Steckiewicz and Evelyn Brettell, brother-in-law Charles Steck and wife Barbara Steck, great-grandchildren Justin Steck-Tornow and Hope Steck-Yeaton.
Survivors include her children Paul Steck, Linda Steck Reed, David Steck and wife Audrey of Pelham, NH, brother Dr. Roger Verhagen of Indiana, grandchildren Jennifer Steck- Lubao, Heather Steck- Yeaton and husband Shane Yeaton, great-grandchildren Tara, Grace and Elise Steck-Yeaton, and Gabriel John Steck- Lubao.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054.


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  • Created by: Red Bird
  • Added: 7 Jan 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 175011353
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laverne Verhagen Steck (21 Aug 1920–4 Jan 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 175011353, ; Maintained by Red Bird (contributor 47223009) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.