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LaVerne Hansen died peacefully at home in Duluth, Jan. 6, 2017.

Marjorie LaVerne was born July 14, 1931, to Andrew and Mae Zagrabelny in Virginia.

She married Darrel "Bud" Hansen on Nov. 27, 1959. LaVerne was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1943, and for 73 years remained active in her volunteer ministry. LaVerne enjoyed gardening, knitting, and reading.

LaVerne is survived by son, Steven (Shelley) Hansen; daughter, Michelle (Joe) Nechuta; sister, Jean (Roger) Wells; brothers, Winton (JoAnn) Zagrabelny and Robert (Roma) Zagrabelny; four grandchildren; four great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4602 W Arrowhead Road, Duluth. Please leave a memory of LaVerne or words of support for the family at

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I am so sorry for your loss. RIP LaVerne. Sincerely MaryJo
What a day it will be when we welcome her back along with all others we have lost to death. I can see her and Bud young again holding hands in the promised new world Jehovah has promised us. I long for the day when we never talk of death again. Until then I pray that we are given the wisdom to walk in such a way that would make our creator proud of us as he certainly was and is of the faithful servant he had in LaVerne.