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LaVerne Mae (Tomlinson) Anderson

October 15, 1925 — May 1, 2020

LaVerne Mae Anderson, 94, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Fountainview Terrace.

LaVerne was born on October 15, 1925 in La Porte, IN, to Chester A. and Anna (Celis) Tomlinson.

On July 20, 1946, she married Bud Lester Anderson, who preceded her in death one month after their 50th anniversary.  Surviving are her sons, Bruce (Jane) Anderson and Craig (Sue) Anderson; 4 grandchildren, Tim and Kris Anderson, Amy (John) Boyd, and Abbie (Adam) Kramer; 4 great-grandchildren, Megan and Nicholas and Crew and Kellan Kramer; niece, Julie (Doug) Jeffrey Cecil; nephew, William (Jane) Nelson, Jr.; and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; husband; sister, Janice (William) Nelson, Sr.; brother, Kenneth Tomlinson; two half brothers; and niece, Linda Baron.

LaVerne was a 1944 La Porte High School graduate.  She was a Kingsbury Elementary School secretary for 10 years and a great homemaker.  LaVerne also devoted hours to the family's business, Anderson Construction Company, as the secretary and bookkeeper. She enjoyed reading and tending to her flowers.  LaVerne hosted all the wonderful family holidays and picnics.  Most importantly, LaVerne was so very proud of her sons.

A private family Celebration of Life Service will be held with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G. Street, La Porte,  IN 46350.

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