Obit: Rybski, LaVerne (1930 – 2010)

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Surnames: Rybski, Kronon, Graves, Gibson, Steiner,


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) April 21, 2010


Rybski, LaVerne (1 November 1930 – 14 April 2010)


LaVerne “Lali” Rybski, 79, of City Point and formerly of Chicago, IL, died Wednesday April 14, 2010, in her home.


LaVerne was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Chicago to Michael and Frances Kronon.  She was raised in Chicago where she attended schools and graduated from high school. 


She married Michael “Mike” M. Rybski April 30, 1950, in Chicago. The couple lived in Chicago until moving to Black River Falls in 1969.  They later moved to City Point in 1970.  Mike Rybski died July 6, 2007.


LaVerne had been employed by Teletype in Chicago for many years.  She later was employed by the house-keeping department of Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls for many years.


She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Black River Falls and a former member of Martyr’s Chapel, Town of City Point.


LaVerne lived in the country and loved to watch and care for all the wild animals that visited her. She loved people.  Family and friends commented all the time that no matter where she went, she knew someone and loved to talk.


Survivors include her two daughters, Marti (Paul) Graves of Madison and Sheilla (Gary) Gibson of Fall Creek; four grandchildren, Catherine, Latitia, Corey and Jessie; three great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Sully and Ava; a brother, Michael (Mona) Kronon of Pensacola, FL; and other relatives and friends.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Michael Graves.


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Black River Falls.  Rev. Fr. John Steiner officiated and burial followed in the Spaulding Cemetery, Town of City Point, in Jackson County. There was a luncheon at the City Point Community Center following the graveside service.  Family and friends were invited for visitation at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Monday, April 19, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.


The Buswell Funeral home, Black River Falls, assisted the family with arrangements.


Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.



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