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LaVerne R. Coughlin

February 3, 1920 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 99)


LaVerne R. Coughlin, of Lakewood, formerly of Barrington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home.

She was born February 3, 1920 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Axel and Leona (nee Freeman) Carlson.

LaVerne met her husband, Kenneth, in high school. They were married for 61 years until his passing in 2005. She was a volunteer for Good Shepherd Hospital, enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing golf, and watching her grandson play baseball. Most of all, LaVerne loved her time spent with family.

LaVerne is survived by her daughter, Regina Schmalz; grandson, Darin (Amy) Schmalz; and her great-grandchildren, Spencer, Cameron, and Hillary Claire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Coughlin; and son-in-law, Blaine Schmalz.

Services for LaVerne will be held privately.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association at, Alzheimer’s Association at, or to JourneyCare Hospice Foundation at

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American Heart Association - Midwest Affiliate
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674-0001
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 800, Chicago IL 60631
Tel: 1-847-933-2413

JourneyCare Foundation
2050 Claire Ct., Glenview IL 60025
Tel: 1-224-770-2489

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