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Obituary for LaVerne L. Ciechanowski

LaVerne Loretta Ciechanowski, 84, of West Salem, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

LaVerne Loretta Ciechanowski, born LaVerne Loretta Blaski on April 10, 1938, was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lillian Blaski and the older sister of Joan (Blaski) Dzik, Carol (Blaski) Galovich and the late Patti Blaski.  She departed this earthly life on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the age of 84 at her home in West Salem, WI.

She is survived by her two children: Daniel Ciechanowski (wife Kay) of Melrose, WI and Audra (Ciechanowski) Dean (husband Bill) of Prospect Heights, IL.  LaVerne was also a loving grand-mother to Christopher M. Ciechanowski of Green Bay, WI, and Annie M. (Ciechanowski) Zalewski (husband John) of Pembroke Pines, FL and proud great-grandmother of Augustus Counard-Ciechanowski and Duke and Tate Zalewski.

After graduating from the Holy Family Academy in Chicago, IL in 1955, she married Richard M. Ciechanowski on June 27, 1959 and following their tour in the United States Army, moved to West Salem, WI in 1963 where they have lived ever since.  Richard and LaVerne celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in 2022.

LaVerne served in multiple capacities following graduation from high school including administrative work at a private detective agency and as office manager of the Ciechanowski Dental Office in West Salem.  As an active citizen of West Salem, she served as a: Cub Scout Den Mother, Parish Religious Education Teacher, Eucharistic Minister for homebound residents, and a member of the West Salem Planning Commission.  Her penchant for serving the elderly spurred her commitment to delivering meals on wheels for several years. LaVerne also played cards in multiple local bridge groups where she established many lifelong friendships.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11:00a.m. at St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish, West Salem. Father Joe Richards and Deacon Bob Zietlow will officiate. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven, Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday, January 16, 2023, from 4:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem and at 10:00a.m. until time of mass, Tuesday at the Church. Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

As a woman of faith and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made on LaVerne's behalf to Catholic Charities. Online condolences may be offered on this website.