LaVerne Lena Emerich, of White Lake, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at Langlade Hospital. She was 87 years old. She was born on December 9, 1927 in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Alfred and Frieda (Wolter) Bauer. She married Harold Emerich on March 2, 1946 in Oak Creek. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1989.
For 27 years she owned and operated Nine Mile Tavern in Hollister retiring in 1992.
She was a member of St. James and Stanislaus Catholic Parish and the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Anderson-Sather American Legion Auxiliary Unit 524, White Lake, the Wolf River Ski Bells, the Friendship Club and the White Lake Historical Society.
She enjoyed playing cards, crafting, shopping and was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois (Warren) Deau of Green Bay and Patricia (David) Wesolowski of Pulaski; two sons, Donald (Beth) Emerich of White Lake and Alex (Danna) Emerich of White Lake; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty one great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and Richard and a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Emerich.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Reverend Roger Strebel officiating. Burial will take place in Langlade Cemetery in the Spring. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday at the church. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.