DULUTH - Laura E. Avery, 55, Duluth, died March 12, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospice with her family by her side. She was born in Duluth on May 8, 1952, to Lawrence and Alvira Wick. Laura was a 1970 graduate of Denfeld High School and the Duluth Business University with a degree in business administration. She married Tom Avery on March 23, 1974. She had worked at Jeno's Inc. and later at Bethany Lutheran Church for 22 years. Laura was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and its Sarah Circle, served on the church council, was a choir member and also was the Meals on Wheels coordinator at Bethany Lutheran. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Andrew and Jennie Wick and Oscar and Paulilne Steinhilb. Laura is survived by her husband of 34 years, Tom; son, Tony (Leah Crigler) Avery, Saginaw; grandchildren, Kyler and Mercades; sisters, Polly (Jerry) Pflepsen, Crosby, Minn., Wanda (Bill) Chastain, Canton, Ga., Carol (Bob) Setter, Blaine, Minn.; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church. Memorials preferred. Arrangements were with Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home.
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