Laverne Balcer


Laverne Balcer, age 89 of Perham, MN died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Perham Living.

Laverne Irene Dulski was born at home in Corliss Township on September 22, 1931, the daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Skibitski) Dulski. She was the sixth of seven children. Laverne graduated from Perham High School in 1950. Laverne married the love of her life, Thaddeus “Ted” Balcer on April 28, 1952. Together they had two daughters, Debra and Karen and a son, Joseph. Ted and Laverne were married 46 years until Ted’s death on July 10, 1997.

Laverne enjoyed playing cards, especially with the poker group, BINGO, visiting casinos, going dancing on Saturday nights with the gang, and always looked forward to her monthly Wednesday lady’s get-together. She worked at the Perham Bakery and the Perham hospital and enjoyed time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving Laverne is her daughter Karen Kemnitz; her son Joe (Theresa) Balcer; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her son-in-law Dallas Bahls; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Laverne in death were her parents; her husband Ted; her daughter Debra Bahls; and her siblings Ed, Andy, Sylvester, Mike, Margaret, and Frances.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham. Visitations will be 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12 at St. Henry’s with a Rosary at 7:15 p.m. and prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour before Mass. Interment will at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Perham. Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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