Obit: Schmudlach, LaVerne Herman (1934 - 2017)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Curran, Ehlert, Ellefritz, Gutting, Hills, Jacob, Schmudlach, Sullivan
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/19/2017
Schmudlach, LaVerne Herman (7 JAN 1934 - 17 MAY 2017)
LaVerne Herman Schmudlach, 83, of Carthage, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Maple Grove Apartments in Carthage.
LaVerne was born on January 7, 1934 in Spirit, the son of Herman and Myrtle (Curran) Schmudlach. On July 12, 1964, he was united in marriage to Linda Ellefritz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage and they later divorced. LaVerne served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and received his honorable discharge.
LaVerne was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time in the woods cutting timber. LaVerne loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He especially enjoyed attending all the grandchildren’s sporting events. LaVerne never knew a stranger and became an instant friend to everyone he met. He worked and later managed the Carthage Elevator for 29 years and then worked for Ag Seeds for another ten years. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, which held a special place in his heart.
LaVerne is survived by four children, Lois (Jeff) Hills of Liberty Township, Ohio, Mark (Julie) Schmudlach of Carthage, Leah (David) Sullivan of Zionsville, Ind. and Lydia (Shawn) Gutting of Carthage; ten grandchildren, Andrew (Kandis) Hills, Evan (Megan) Hills and Eric Hills, Allison (Mark) Jacob, Jacob (Bentley) Schmudlach, Drake and Zane Schmudlach, Zachary Sullivan and Paige and Peyton Gutting; four great-grandchildren, Hallie, Garrett and Grant Jacob; and a great-granddaughter due later this year. LaVerne is survived by one brother, Alvin Schmudlach of Rib Lake and many nieces and nephews.
LaVerne was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Zelma Ehlert; and three brothers, Raymond, Harvey and Norman Schmudlach.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, Ill.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage with family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday in Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit on his family’s lot.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage or to the family of LaVerne Schmudlach for W.O.W. Park in Carthage.
Printy Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
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