Laverna May Giesbrecht

November 24, 1943October 11, 2020

LaVerna May Giesbrecht LaVerna May Giesbrecht was born LaVerna May Nickel to Pete and Bernice Nickel in Gossel KS, on November 24, 1943. She left this life on October 11, 2020 in Surprise AZ. We were married on September 20, 1970 and to this union were added 8 children, which to those who knew her, were the mission, dedicated purpose, and love of her life. LaVerna was raised and received her education in Gossel, Kansas. She spent time working in Gallup Children’s Home, worked in Grace nursing home and spent time as a teacher in the Mexico mission field. After we were married, we spent two years in the mission at Apodaca Mexico and later, 2 more years as tract workers in Saltillo Mexico. Most of her years were lived in the El Mirage/Surprise area of Arizona and was always active in caring concerns. This also includes our time in Montrose Colorado area for around 7 years. Often after a church service her children would hear her ask the question, “Do they have a place for dinner?” She loved cooking, sewing, and being of service. Perhaps one of the best ways to characterize her life was that she not only cared for her own children, but also the many foster children that came through our home. She leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her loss, me her husband Randall, 3 sons: Mark and Marilou, Bob and Glenda, Steve and Kendra; 5 daughters: Nancy, Amy and Van Richardson, Lisa Michelle Medina, Melissa and Quinton Unruh; 17grandchildren. Missing her are her brothers, sister, nephews and nieces, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister Janice.


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Victoria Giordano

October 13, 2020

Giesbrecht Family,

Floyd and I would like to send our condolences to your family. I met Laverna about 8 years ago. I admired her paintings. She truly had an eye for beauty. She is now among all the beauty in the world.

May she rest in peace.

Floyd and Victoria

Bev Buller

October 12, 2020

I have fond memories of your dear mother and wife. Going to your house was a pleasure and visiting with Laverna was a joy. She was chatty, cheerful and kind. I am so grateful that she and Randy encouraged us on our foster care/adopt journey. She will always hold a special place in my heart. My heart goes out to you. May you feel Gods comforting arms around you. Love, Bev Buller


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