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La Verne A. 'Vernie' Prust

Obituary for La Verne A. 'Vernie' Prust

May 24, 1927 - January 24, 2020
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 92


La Verne A. 'Vernie' Prust (nee Maas) passed away on January 24, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville at the age of 92 and a half. She was formerly from Necedah, Beaver Dam, Burnett, Juneau, and Oak Grove. La Verne was born on May 24, 1927 at the family home in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge County, Wisconsin the daughter of William and Hertha (Schultz) Maas. She moved to Juneau at an early age and attended school in Juneau.

She was united in marriage to Robert Prust on September 28, 1946 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Juneau. She was employed as a lab technician at Dairyland/Milbrew for over 40 years. La Verne and her husband Bob also put in many hours as bartenders and tavern owners at Bob & Vernie's Hi-Way Tap in Burnett. After retirement she bartended in New Minor, Wisconsin. She enjoyed watching the Brewers and the Packers and camping into her upper 80's. In her younger days, she was active in bowling, boating, snowmobiling, and fishing.

Vernie is survived by her nieces and nephews- Wesley Lindert, Karen Rupnow, Barbara Zmek, Cynthia French, Darrell Maas, Laura Maas, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, brother Alton (Dorothy) Maas, three sisters- Erna (Elmer) Rohrschneider, Bernice (Walter) Lindert, and Grace (Dennis) McCarthy. She was also preceded in death by a brother in infancy, Franklin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Allen Behnke officiating. A visitation will take place at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church on Wednesday, January 29 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the Juneau City Cemetery in Juneau.

Special thanks to the nurses, staff, and residents at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville for all of their loving care and support shown to Vernie and her family during her stay.

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