LaVerne W. Weckler, Fort Atkinson, WI (1934-2013)
August 14, 1934 - October 21, 2013
LaVerne W. Weckler, age 79, passed away at his home on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, with his wife, 2 faithful cats and family at his side. He was born at home in Oakland Township on Aug. 14, 1934, to George and Eleanor (Brounty) Weckler. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School and operated the family farm after his father's death. On Oct. 13, 1956, LaVerne married Dawn D. Jensen. They continued to farm for two more years before he left farming to work as a mechanic and, then, as a parts man in the agricultural implement business until retirement. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Community Church, where he served a total of 24 years in positions of Deacon, Treasurer, and President. He was a groundskeeper for the church and took great pride in this work. He was known for his smile and willingness to help.
LaVerne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dawn; one sister, Joan (Wm) Cushman of Whitewater; a brother-in-law, Dale (Shirley) Jensen of Flippin, AR; three sisters-in-law: Jackie (Dean Zweifel) Amundson of Whitewater, Jeri (Dehane) Gjertson of Fort Atkinson, and Robin (John) Blackstone of Arlington, TX; an aunt, Lucile Draeger of Jefferson; his beloved cats, Noah and Connor; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Katherine (Neil) Oestreich, and Georgia Jean; and two nephews, Danny Oestreich and Jay Amundson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at ST. JOHN'S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Fort Atkinson, with Pastor Kevin Butler officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. If desired, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or to St. John's Community Church.
THE NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, Fort Atkinson, is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.