LaVerta Faye Rydecki, 88, of South Haven, went home to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully on Tuesday, October 20th, at Graceway at Countryside.
She was born on December 30, 1931 to Joseph and Armena (Burrows) Wheeler in South Haven. LaVerta was a graduate of South Haven high school in the class of 1950. She married James Rydecki and they shared 35 years of marriage before his passing in 1984. LaVerta worked at Taft and Burton, Everett Piano,was a delivery driver for the Rose Shop, and proudly served South Haven Public Schools as a bus driver for many years. She was a member of Maple Grove Bible Church from a young age where she faithfully served with her family for many years, she continued to serve as a member of First Baptist Church for over 20 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband-James Rydecki; brothers- Eugene Wheeler, Joseph Wheeler, Evert Wheeler; sister- Delores Dickinson, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
LaVerta is survived by her children- Rome (Mary) Rydecki, Mike (Amy) Rydecki, Denise (Harold) Decker, Linda (Mike) Rooker, and Joe (Sarah) Rydecki; and sister- Diane (Jerry) Martin all of South Haven. Also surviving are thirty grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.
LaVerta lived a full life as a follower in Jesus Christ. She continually praised the Lord and gave Him all the glory from an early age, to her last years with dementia, by raising her hands and singing His praises. She was a witness for Christ and could be found not only opening her heart but her home to all she met. LaVerta was well known for her great sense of humor, unconditional love, and a giving, kind spirit. She had great pride and love for her country. She will be greatly missed as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in South Haven, MI. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jerry Koller Officiating. LaVerta will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in South Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1635 7th St., South Haven, MI 49090.
Posted On: Friday, October 23, 2020 10:11 AM
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