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07/05/2009
LaVerne Herritz
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
November 15, 1923 - July 5, 2009
Visitation: Service:
Wednesday July 8, 2009 Thursday July 9, 2009
4:00 to 8:00 PM 11:00 A.M.
Hoof Funeral Home St. John Lutheran Church - Reedsburg
LaVerne M. Herritz, age 85, of Reedsburg, died on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on November 15, 1923 in the Town of Westfield, Sauk County, the son of William and Erma (Klukas) Herritz. On August 25, 1943, he was married to the former Bernice E. Wagner. LaVerne worked at Dolly Madison Dairy until it closed. He then worked for Ray Zobel & Sons and lastly he worked at Baraboo Equipment until his retirement. He was always proud of his hard work ethic and the long hours that accompanied his various jobs. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. LaVerne will be remembered as a great storyteller. He was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; three daughters: Elaine (Vern) Rossing, Deborah (Randy) Goodman and Marcia (Bruce) Karstetter, all of Reedsburg; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; one great great grandson; four brothers: Virgil (Elaine), of Madison; Herschel, of Wonewoc; Milton (Blanche), of Madison and Rollin, of Baraboo; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: Sharon Owen; one great granddaughter: Holly Piwonski; two sisters: Myrtle Meyer and Bonita Sudfeld; four brothers: Ivan, Willard, Kenneth and Donavan, and his special dog, Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at ST. JOHN EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg with Pastor Marsha Swenson and Pastor David Glesne officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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