LaVerne M. Douck, 103, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
She was born on October 29, 1915 in Marquette, MI, daughter to John M. and Laura A. (Quinn) McCarthy.
On September 16, 1939, LaVerne married Carroll F. Douck in St. Paul, MN.
LaVerne worked at various secretarial positions and she concluded her career as the secretary to the president at Bay College for 14 years until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church.
Most important to LaVerne was her faith and her family. She also loved reading, crossword puzzles, music, dancing, painting, needle work, playing bridge and writing poetry. In her later years, she loved being at Bishop Noa Home. She often expressed appreciation for the caregivers and the many friends she made there.
LaVerne is survived by her nine children, Carla (Tim) Fallon of Kalamazoo, MI, Carole (Dick) Collins of Escanaba, Jim Douck of Riva, Maryland, Patrick Douck of Palmer, AK, Mary (Dale) Shandennay of Garth Point, MI, Stephen Douck of Findlay, OH, Christine (Edward) Gafner of Shawano, WI, Pamela (Robert) Stadel of Appleton, WI and Jeffrey Douck of Escanaba, MI; 24 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren; and brother, William McCarthy of Elkton, Maryland.
In addition to her parents and husband, Carroll, LaVerne was preceded in death by siblings, John (Helen) McCarthy, Marianne (Lyle) Utt, Laura (Earl) Koch and Edward (Patricia) McCarthy; and sister in law, Judy McCarthy.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 22nd from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church with Rev. Timothy Ferguson officiating. At the conclusion of the mass, a meal will be served in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.