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LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg

Obituary for LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg

October 17, 1926 - November 27, 2017
Johnsburg, Illinois | Age 91


LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg, 91, of Johnsburg, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Born in Chicago to Bernard and Celia Schroeder, Lovey led an active life, enjoying such pastimes as dancing, music, water skiing, and roller skating. Gifted with music, she taught ballroom dancing and the organ. She worked many years for the McHenry Post Office. As a dedicated matriarch, Lovey devoted her life to her family, who remember her as a vivacious and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a long time member of St. Francis Church in McHenry and a passionate volunteer. Lovey was known for her extensive doll collection.
Lovey is survived by her two children, Carolyn (Dave) Lawson and Keith Mierzwa; three grandchildren, Christina (Russ) Mays, Dave (Laniea) Lawson, Jr., and Jasmine Lawson; and four great-grandchildren, Cayla, Adilyn, Lorelai, and Penn; as well as her cousin Loretta Miller, her sweetheart Ken Sosnowski and loving caregiver, Sharon. She is preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Dolores Quattrochi, Bernard Schroeder, and Beatrice Schroeder.
Memorial visitation will be Saturday, December 9th from 10 am to 12 pm with service immediately to follow at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL.
In lieu of flowers, LaVerne's family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 1111 S. Alpine Rd., Ste 307, Rockford, IL 61108 or to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.847-381-5599
The Family would like to extend a special thanks to JourneyCare for their loving care in mom's last hours. For further information, please contact the funeral home at (815)-385-0063 or visit our website at

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