LaVerne H. Dennhardt, 95, went to her eternal rest on August 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Willis J. and Clara Mollinger Dennhardt, her brother Donald J. (Caryl) Dennhardt, her niece Jill Dennhardt and her great nephew Ross Hughes. She is survived by her nieces and nephew; Janet (George) Mui, Joan Hughes, Jack Dennhardt, Judith (Fred) Doss and Jean (George) Dempsey; her great nephews and niece, Paul (Tracey), Angela and Ryan (Virginia) Mui, Bryant (Andrea) Hughes and Adam (Patricia) Dempsey; her great-great nephews Dexter and Beckett Mui. LaVerne served in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE from 1944-1946 earning the rank of Yoeman 2nd Class. She got a job in the mailroom at Montgomery Wards and worked her way up to executive secretary to the chairman of the executive committee. She received a Certificate of Leadership from Wards in 1972 and was honored at Chicago’s first public recognition of women in the life of the metropolitan community. LaVerne was spirited and fiercely independent. She loved to travel and visited all 7 continents and all 50 states in the U.S. She was also an avid golfer and a devoted fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. LaVerne was an amazing, sweet women and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL., Memphis, TN 38105. Visitation Tuesday August 7, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea 6435 S. Kilbourne Ave., Chicago, IL 60629. Interment St. Mary Cemetery Evergreen Park, IL. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
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