LaVerne B. Zirbel, 94, Shirley, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 25, 2023. She was born in Manitowoc on February 3, 1928, to the late Ormie and Leona Pautz. On May 26, 1945, she was united in marriage to Gerhold Zirbel at St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel. Along side Gelly, they farmed the Zirbel Dairy Farm and raised their children. She and Gelly enjoyed traveling across the country in their RV. Her infectious giggle and love of music will live on in all that knew her. She is survived by her children; Ginny (Paul) Falck, Hank (Sandy) Zirbel, Betty (Loren “Red”) Ashley, Mike (Sandi) Zirbel, Dennis (Mary) Zirbel, Leon (Mary) Zirbel, Russ (fiancé Brenda) Zirbel, and Jackie (Ervin ) Zeamer. grandchildren; Brian (Annie) Falck, Bob (Lisa) Falck, Beverly Leiterman, Andrea (Mark) Hendricks, Chad (Karen) Zirbel, Scott (Jen) Zirbel, Connie (Mark Bucher) Ashley, Chelsea (Kris) Scheider, Jordan (Alyssa) Zirbel, Noah (Linsey) Zirbel, Jeremy (Holly) Zirbel, Joe (Jen) Zirbel, Jeff (Cassie) Zirbel, Jesse (Taylor) Zirbel, Adam (Jacqi) Zirbel, Alex (Jessica) Zirbel, Andy Zirbel, Chloe (Chris ) Winkler, Zachary (Alicia) Zirbel, Kyle (Katie) Zeamer, and Luke (Courtney) Zeamer. Her Great grandchildren; Emily & Ben, Katelyn (Nick), Michael (Kylynn), Taylor, Brandon (Ashley), Ashley, Kadin and Jada, Morgan (Jacob), Madeline, Koen & Braylen, Mason & Grant, Owen, Olivia & Evelyn, Natalie ( fiancé Sam), Paige, Brayden, & Brylie, Paige, Lexie, Hunter, & Elliana, Joshua Audrey & Harper, Hadley, Bailey & Declan, Clay & Adalyn, Allie & Vivian, Kyia & Mak , Mila, Austin, Oliver, Liam , Blake, Cameron, and Elijah. Her two great great grandchildren; Lane & Leightyn. Sister-in-law Marie Meyer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews survive her. LaVerne was preceded in death by husband Gerhold, her parents, great granddaughter Brooklynn Zeamer, as well as members of Gerhold’s family. Friends may call from 9:00AM – 10:45AM on Friday February 3, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3735 Shirley Rd. The service for LaVerne will take place at 11:00AM with Pastor David Ruddat officiating. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Special thanks to the staff at Odd Fellow Home for all the care and concern shown to Laverne and her family.
Posted online on January 25, 2023
Published in Green Bay Press Gazette