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LaVerne M. Krause, 85

LaVerne May Krause (Grife), age 85, of Maple Plain, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 18, 2010.

She was born Jan. 30, 1925, to Edward and Elizabeth (Steinborn) Hatcher in Franklin Township.

LaVerne was preceded in death by two husbands, Donovan Grife and Willard Krause; as well as a grandson, Ryan Grife.

She is survived by her children, Leonard and Karen Grife, and JoAnne Bukowski; four grandchildren: Danielle and Sean Grife-Metz, Matthew and Toni Grife, Brandon Bukowski, and Billie Jo and John Helcl; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Vera Mattson; and a brother, Charles and Jo Hatcher.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, March 24 at Christ Lutheran Church in Maple Plain with the Rev. David Garwick officiating. Interment was in the Lewis Cemetery in Maple Plain.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.