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Laverne Corrine Haarstick

April 1, 1921 — November 18, 2017

Laverne Haarstick, 96, died on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Pelican Valley Health Care Center in Pelican Rapids, MN. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, MN with Pastor Brad Soenksen officiating. Burial will follow in Bagstvold Cemetery, rural Erhard, MN.  Visitation will be 11 AM – 1 PM, Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church. Laverne Corrine Sleen was born on April 1, 1921 to Elmer and Anna (Moen) Sleen in Pelican Rapids, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Ringsaker Lutheran Church.  She grew up on a farm a few miles out of Pelican Rapis, where she attended country school.  She continued on to graduate from Pelican Rapids High School in 1938.  Laverne then attended Moorhead Teachers College for two years which brought a lifetime of teaching.  She taught in several rural schools near Erhard and Dalton; then continuing as a teacher’s aide at Pelican Rapids Elementary School for 25 years.  She was united in marriage to Allen Haarstick in 1944. They made their home in Erhard for all of their married life.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting.  Reading and working on crossword puzzles were also a favorite pastime.  For many years, Laverne has been a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, where she was active with the ladies aid, taught Sunday School, and was a great historian.  Her greatest love was her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.  After the death of her husband Allen in 2008, Laverne has lived in assisted living in Pelican Rapids, and for about the last year has been a resident of Pelican Valley Health Care. She is survived by one son, Arlen (Sadie) Haarstick, Erhard; grandchildren: Troy (Teresa) Haarstick , Tracy (Tom) Holmes, Todd (Amiee) Haarstick and Tory Haarstick; great-grandchildren, (Troy & Teresa’s children): Zachary (Lacey) Albright, Lana and Tyler, (Tracy and Tom’s children) :  Joshua (Emily) Holmes and Sarah (Joseph) Ruiz, (Tory’s children):  Amber, Heather, Alyssa, Jason, and Blaine,  a great-great-grandson, (Zachary’s son)  Izic Albright; two sisters: Eveleth Heckathorn and Joyce Piepho, and one brother Robert (Dorean) Sleen.  She was preceded in death by her husband Allen in 2008, an infant daughter, and her parents. Please keep Laverne's family in your thoughts and prayers.   Laverne's Memorial Folder
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