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LaVerne Dally, of Williams MN, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Coon Rapids MN. She was 83 years old.
 LaVerne A. Dally, the daughter of Otto and Alvina (Prosa) Becher, was born on August 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN. She attended Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1947.
After high school LaVerne worked at Sears for a couple of years before marrying Kenneth E. Dally on December 31, 1949. They lived in Williams where Ken commercially fished. They later moved to the Twin Cities and raised five children.  After Ken retired they moved back to Williams.
LaVerne was a gifted seamstress and loved to ice fish. She also tended her gardens faithfully and they were beautiful this year.  Her greatest joy was her first great-grandchild, Johnathan. He gave her strength. LaVerne was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
She is survived by five children: Lucille Dally of Andover MN, Duane (Pat) Dally of Burnsville MN, Marilyn Dally of Coon Rapids MN, George (Sandra) Dally of Cedar MN, and Donna Whitehead of Coon Rapids MN; three grandchildren: Kenny (Emily) Dally, Katie (Tom) Singleton, and Julie (Dustin) Poganski; great-grandson, Johnathan Dally; brothers, Otto (Donna) Becher of Cold Spring MN and Harold Becher of Osakis MN; sister-in-law Lois Dally  of Williams MN; and brother-in-law, Bert (Virginia) Dally of Merrifield MN; many nieces, nephews, and  friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth; parents, Otto and Alvina Becher; and brothers, Gerald, Cliff and George Becher.
A funeral service will be held for LaVerne Dally of Williams on Friday, December 7th at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids. She was interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice and to Dr. David King of MN Oncology for their exceptional care.

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