Clara Delores Haka Verette, 80, rural Pine River, formerly of the Amherst area, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma, with the Rev. Robert L. Stegmann officiating. Burial will be in Heffron Cemetery in Heffron at a later date.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Ruminski Funeral Home of Redgranite assisted the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Haka Verette was born May 2, 1931, in the town of Springwater in Waushara County, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Kropidlowski) Korleski.
She was married to Prosper Haka at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. He died in 1963.
She was married to Allen Clifford Verette on Dec. 6, 1998, at Holy Guardian Angels Church in Almond.
She owned and operated Stanislawski’s Tavern at Stevens Point, and then the “Little Chicago” Tavern in Amherst from 1961 to 1981. She was then employed for about 10 years at Don Smith Sales near Amherst.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma, and had been a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Amherst. She was also a member of the Portage County Tavern Association.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Verette; one daughter, Linda (Tom) Easland, Almond; one brother, Robert (Adele) Korleski, Almond; two sisters, Shirley Ostrowski and Barbara (Doug) Millin, both of Waupaca; two grandchildren; six stepchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Samuel Haka.