Obit: Wedekind, LaVern U. (1926 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

LaVerne U. Wedekind

LaVerne Wedekind, age 77, of Neillsville, died Wednesday, April 21, at the House of Dove in Marshfield.

LaVerne Ure Wedekind was born on May 4, 1926 at the old Hospital in Neillsville, the daughter of Milton H. and Vivian (Ure) Page. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1943, and then was united in marriage to Harry Wedekind in Neillsville. After marriage they farmed for many years in the Town of Grant. Along with working on the farm, LaVerne also began working at the Nelson Filter Plant in Neillsville in the 50's. She worked there until her retirement.

LaVerne was a member of the United Church of Christ. She also volunteered on a regular basis at the Memorial Medical Center and Nursing home, and the Red Cross Blood Mobile.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and other handcrafts.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Hopfer, of Wisconsin Rapids; one son, James (Sandra Connell) Wedekind, of Neillsville; two grandchildren, Sheila Hoffman and Aric Hopfer, both of Wisconsin Rapids; and one great-granddaughter, Erin Hoffman, of Wisconsin Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral Services for LaVerne were held Saturday, April 24, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr officiated. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist and Ertz Steiger, soloist. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

The Gesche Funeral Home as'sisted LaVerne's family with Funeral arrangements.



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