Katherine LaPere

Katherine M. LaPere, age 90 of Blissfield, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born February 6, 1924 in Riga Township to Harry and Gertrude (Kuhl) Sallows.
She married John Berger in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1982. In 1994, she was married to Joseph LaPere, and he passed away in 2001.
Kate graduated from Blissfield High School in 1994, receiving her diploma the same year as two of her grandchildren. She retired from the Blissfield Canning Company with 25 years of service. She was a former member of St. Peter’s Parish and Emmanuel United Methodist Church, and recently was a member of the West Adrian Community Church. Kate was actively involved with activities at the Bliss-Liewert Senior Center. At Lenawee Medical Care Facility she received an award for her Halloween costume this year.
She is survived by her children: Linda Mort of Adrian; Lawrence (Pamela) Berger of Blissfield; and Stanley (Sue) Berger of Morenci; step-children, Dennis (Ellen) Berger of Florida and Eileen (Dale) Trimble of Corona, MI; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Pfeffer, son-in-law, George Mort; brothers, Harold and Eddy Sallows; sisters, Betty Easterday, Viola Lewis and Marguerite Cline; and eight step-children.
Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with Rev. Tedd Galloway officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday. November 12, from 9 a.m. until the service. Contributions in memory of Kate may be made to the Bliss-Liewert Senior Center. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.