LaVerne M. Evans

LaVerne M. Evans age 95 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, October 04, 2022 at the Arbor Care Center in Hartington.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating.  Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Saturday at church one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Alisha Gratzfeld, Eric Gratzfeld, Andy Evans, Adin Evans, Kari Olson, Chris Olson, Jara Goeden, and Keith Goeden.

LaVerne Katrina Marie was born on May 7, 1927 in Hartington, Nebraska to Andrew P. and Jennie (Jensen) Haahr.  She grew up east of Hartington and attended Northwest Star Elementary Country School.  LaVerne helped detassle corn and worked at the Hotel Coffee Shop prior to her marriage.  She married Merlin Charles Evans on October 9, 1946 in Hartington.  LaVerne provided child day care in her home for over 55 years.  LaVerne loved cooking and raised a big garden of which she canned tomatoes, pickles and her other produce.  LaVerne grew up in the times where you saved everything, tupperware etc.  LaVerne was involved with the church, did needle work, and loved to travel, especially her trips to Colorado.  LaVerne loved her grandchildren and going to their activities when she could.  She always enjoyed the music concerts.  LaVerne was a member of the Hartington VFW Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the Cedar County Voting Booths for many years.

LaVerne is survived by her three children, Randy (Cathy) Evans of Hartington, Mike Evans of Texas, Sharon (Kevin) Lammers of Hartington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Jennie Haahr, husband Merlin on 3/21/2017 at the age of 95 years; grandsons Mark Evans, Josh Arthur, and Dave Arthur; three brothers Wendell, Ted, and Richard Haahr; two sisters Dorothy Curry and Shirley Haahr.

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9 response to "LaVerne M. Evans"

  1. By: Carol Wieseler Posted: October 4, 2022

    Randy, Mike, Sharon, my heart breaks hearing this. LaVern’s was my home away from home. She was my 2nd mother. Thank you for letting me grow up with all of you. May you find comfort knowing she and Merlin are now reunited. Praying for all of you.

  2. By: Cindy (Stevens) Masur Posted: October 5, 2022

    Randy and family, our deepest sympathies and prayers for you all. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days. 🙏🙏

  3. By: Debra, Armando, Sharon K, Annabelle K, George Luis Posted: October 5, 2022

    Sending our love, thoughts and prayers from California to the our cousins of the greatest aunt ever! She always treated us like her kids and was always happy with a big smile
    When Laverne and Merlin came to California for Deb and Mondos wedding it was the best present
    I know they had fun spending time with family & friends and touring San Francisco, Santa Cruz
    We will miss your loving hugs, smile and laughter
    You are now your brothers, sisters and parents
    RIP we love you and thank you for being in our lives❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🤗🤗

  4. By: Kenneth and Phyllis Meier Posted: October 5, 2022

    Randy, Sharon and Mike you are in our thoughts and prayers Our deepest sympathies to you

  5. By: Mary (Haahr) Cimino Posted: October 6, 2022

    To The Family of Laverne, Sending Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers to comfort you in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother.

  6. By: Pat (Leader) Mulloy Posted: October 6, 2022

    My prayers and condolences to Laverne’s family. As a day-care provider, we have fond memories of Laverne as being a loving and second mother to my daughters, Hope and Jessica. RIP Laverne.

  7. By: Dave Levorson Posted: October 6, 2022

    I remember LaVerne along with husband and family members. I grew up in Hartington along with families and I believe my father may have married them, as he was the Lutheran church minister. LaVerne and Merlin were enjoyable and very kind to our family. I returned from college and 3 years of teaching in South Dakota to become a teacher at Hartington. They were again very kind and helpful to church and also active to the VFW.
    I am very happy to have known them in my life! May God’s blessings be with us all from the life of LaVerne and Merlins’ lives!
    Dave Levorson

  8. By: Jessica Flemming (Leader) - Daughter of Dan and Pat Leader Posted: October 7, 2022

    Many years ago, I lived in Hartington and went to daycare at LaVerne’s. I will always remember her and Merlin’s kind and friendly demeanor while attending daycare there. She was always willing to listen to me and let me sit on her lap and really became a second grandma to me. A couple funny stories I could think of was when I fell down a furnace chute on my third birthday (on a dare from another daycare kid), and also when I got my leg stuck in the tree outside so Merlin had to free me using his car with rope attached between it and the tree branch. I’m sure I gave Laverne and Merlin quite the scare (and headache) both times, but I was unharmed in both cases and laugh about the silly situations I put myself in while attending daycare there. I just wanted your family to know that even 30 years later she has a special place in my heart, and I consider her one of my favorite early childhood teachers/providers. My condolences go out to your family.

  9. By: Teri Foster Orr Posted: October 12, 2022

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Teri

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