Verona LaBelle

VIT_LaBelleVerona LaBelle (nee Lord)

March 7, 1917–April 21, 2013

After 96 years, my dear mother decided it was time to be with Jesus and join her husband and family in Heaven.

She was the best of the best, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Francis LaBelle; parents, Earl and Flora (Cournoyer Johnson) Lord; siblings, Sybil O’Brien, Loniel Lord.

She is survived by her daughter, June Kaye (Charles) Fitch; grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Ostman, Deborah (Scott) Peterson, Rebekah (Edward) Castle, Nonna Fitch, Grant (Lori) Fitch, David (Jennifer) Fitch, Mark (Heather) Fitch, Matthew (Gao) Fitch; 18 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 3 at St. Genevieve Parish Community Center, 6995 Centerville Road, Centerville. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until Mass. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake.

Memorials are preferred to St. Genevieve Church or School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato.

Mattson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.