LaVerta A. Lammers

LaVerta A. Lammers, age 88 of Hartington, Nebraska died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Private Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  There will be a public viewing of LaVerta on Friday morning, at the church, without family present from 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. You may watch a live stream of the funeral service at

Pallbearers will be LaVerta’s grandchildren:- Valery Ahrens, Nick Ahrens, Ben Ahrens, Kodi Lammers, Matt Kremer, Sam Kremer, Kari Olson, Jara Goeden, Sydney Lammers, Carter Lammers, Anthony Wubben, Adam Wubben, Willow Reese, and Paige Reese.  Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.

LaVerta was born on October 8, 1931 in Bloomfield, Nebraska to Amos Lloyd and Rose Alma (Noecker) Thompson.  LaVerta grew up in the Crofton area and attended Crofton St. Rose elementary school and graduated from Crofton High School.  She received her teacher’s certificate from the Nebraska State Teachers College in Wayne, Nebraska.  LaVerta taught at the East Star School District 98 in the Crofton-Bloomfield area.  She married John, “Jack” Lammers on September 24, 1951 in Crofton, NE and together they raised seven children.  Later in life LaVerta worked for State Farm Insurance Agency, the Hartington Senior Center and Hartington Telemarketing Incorporated.

LaVerta was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers and Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she held an hour of Perpetual Adoration that she rarely missed.  She was very involved in 4-H as both a group leader and mentor to her own children teaching them invaluable life skills. LaVerta and Jack were avid card players and belonged to a local card club for many years where they developed lifelong friendships.

Cooking, baking, canning, sewing, gardening, impeccable bookkeeping and unbiased listening were just a few of her many talents.  She was never one to waste and was unrivaled in her ability to produce any random item that one might need at any given time, which she would offer up freely along with a homemade slice of pie, good conversation, and a warm, caring smile.

LaVerta is survived by her seven children and spouses:- Carol (Martin) Ahrens of Manning, IA, Keith Lammers of Yankton, SD, Debra (Bill) Kremer of Philomath, OR, Kevin (Sharon) Lammers of Hartington, NE, Kelly (Mary) Lammers of Hartington, NE, Jill (David) Wubben of Hartington, NE, and Linda (Jim) Reese of Yankton, SD, 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a sister Donna Moline of Albany, OR, a brother Jerry (Helen) Thompson of Omaha, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack Lammers, on September 21, 2016 at the age of 88 years, a brother Norman Thompson, brother-in-law Boyd Moline, and sister-in-law Lorraine Thompson.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to LaVerta’s team of caregivers including Avera @ Home Hospice, Home Instead of Norfolk, NE and many private caregivers.  You all truly have a gift of compassion and LaVerta was blessed to have your care.  A dedication in honor of LaVerta will be determined by the family and memorials may be sent to 514 S Summit Ave, Hartington, NE, 68739.

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5 response to "LaVerta A. Lammers"

  1. By: Colleen and Doug Bergman Posted: May 7, 2020

    So Sorry to hear of your loss. Doug has fond memories of Laverta, when he was a kid, at the dinner table.

  2. By: Laverta Mauch Posted: May 8, 2020

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of LaVerta. May God bless yo with the grace and strength to deal with the grief. Laverta Mauch

  3. By: Bob Moline Posted: May 8, 2020

    Dear Cousins, second cousins, and kin,
    I am so sorry about your mom and your grandmother. Uncle Jack and aunt LaVerta were my very favorite aunt and uncle!
    I have so many great memories of Hartington and the farm.
    I am so glad I got to go back and visit the last couple times while they were just as I will forever remember them.
    Great expanses of food on the table all before I ever got out of bed. Visiting for hours while thumbing thru the paper at the kitchen table. We had a great time driving all around the area, seeing all of the sites. Stopping in on old friends of mom and aunt LaVerta at their farms, exploring The Devil’s Nest, Crofton, Monowi…
    I am very sad that I will never have another visit…

  4. By: wintzray Posted: May 8, 2020

    Laverta was the sister of my best friend in High School, Donna Molene
    I remember her as always a very attractive lady, both in beauty &
    in her quiet & gracious ways. She & Jack would bring Donna to my
    house to visit when Donna came back from Oregon. It was always a
    pleasure to have them, along with Donna, in my home. I considered her
    my friend, as well as Donna being my friend. & I have been blessed to
    have known her. Donna, I know you will miss her much. I have been
    praying for you at this time.
    Lois Keck

  5. By: Sherry Steinkraus Posted: May 9, 2020

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Laverta was such a beautiful person with such a beautiful heart. I always felt blessed when I would go home to visit my Mom, Melba Jessen and there would be a surprise visit from LaVerta and Jack. Mom loved LaVerta and Heaven has a special Angel now and I know my Mom welcomed her with open arms. My prayers to her whole family. . . she treasured you all.

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