LaVerne Lasobeck (1927 - 2014)

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LaVerne M. Lasobeck

Rockledge, FL

LaVerne M. Lasobeck, 86, of Rockledge, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at home. LaVerne was born April 23, 1927 in Wilkinsburg, PA.

She graduated from Follansbee High School in Follansbee, WV, attended West Liberty University in Wheeling, WV, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, and obtained an AA degree from Brevard Community College in 1981.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter Lasobeck. She and Walter married in 1947, and LaVerne supported the family while Walter finished his education.

LaVerne and Walter moved to Florida in 1952, where they were active in national and local politics, being members of the Young Republicans, active in many campaigns, such as Barry Goldwater, Claude Kirk, and others. LaVerne, herself, was elected and served many years as the Supervisor of Elections for the City of Rockledge.

Mrs. Lasobeck was also a past member of the Space Coast chapter of MENSA, and extremely interested in her Scottish background and traced hers deep into Scotland, and traced her husband Walter's deep into Russia.

LaVerne is survived by her daughters, Robin Lasobeck of Denver, Colorado, Gayle Beeler (Rick) of Port St. John, Valerie Davies (John) of Cocoa, grandchildren David Dickson, Shannon Maloney, Brooke Beeler, Erin Beeler, Caitlin Davies and Kyle Davies as well as great-grandchildren David Dickson and Jenna Dickson. She also leaves behind her beloved dachshund, Mickey.

The family would also like to mention and thank her cherished caregivers for the last few years of her life who treated her with such love and respect, and helped make it possible for LaVerne to remain in her home for her final years.

A Celebration of Life service for LaVerne will be held on Saturday, March 29th, at Ashley's, 1609 U.S. 1, Rockledge, from 3 - 6 pm. Please feel free to wear casual attire and be prepared to tell great stories about LaVerne's wonderful life. She will be greatly missed.

The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made in LaVerne's name to the Central Brevard Humane Society, 1020 Cox Rd., Cocoa, FL 32922.

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