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LaVerne J. Belongia Peters Salmon .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

.April 29 to April 30, 2013.
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.

LaVerne J. (Belongia) (Peters) Salmon, 79, Green Bay, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born October 25, 1933, in Oconto, to Elmer and Kathryn (Lipp) Belongia.

On April 25, 1971, LaVerne married Richard S. "Sam" Salmon. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2008. LaVerne worked for H.C. Prange Company for 18 years, and later for Bay City Cab until her retirement. She was a member of the International PBX Club. LaVerne loved playing bingo, cards, and going to the casino.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Richard and Carolyn Peters, Steven and Susan Peters, Lynn Ann Barnard, John Peters, Jean and Richard Prevost; her stepdaughter, Karen Crowell; 15 grandchildren and their spouses, Chad Peters, Cory (Angela) Peters, Charles (Nikki) Peters, Kathryn Peters, Tami (Matt) Julius, Allison Dencklau, Jeremy (Erica) Dencklau, Steve (Jamie) Peters, Jr., Adam (Erin) Peters, John Barnard, Brian Barnard, Peter Barnard, Rick (Stephanie) Prevost, Jr., Nicholas (Stacy) Prevost; stepgrandson, Matthew Crowell; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Helen (Bob) Wellens; two nieces, Kelly Vanden Bogart and Theresa (Wellens) Dresang.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; a son, Theodore Peters, Jr.; her sister, Carol Vanden Bogart; and her brother, Russell Belongia.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in LaVerne's name.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Woodside Lutheran Home and Unity Hospice.



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