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November 13, 2015

LaVern was born in Arcadia, Wisconsin to Tony and Blanche (Lejk) Patzner.  He farmed in the Lewiston, Minnesota area until 1995 when he moved to the “Irish Ridge” area of Preble Township in Fillmore County.  He farmed there until recently retiring.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and socializing, and was a member of the Lewiston and Mabel Sportsman’s Clubs.

LaVern died unexpectedly Friday, November 13, 2015 at his home at the age of 75.

LaVern is survived by nine brothers and sisters Jerome (VeeAnn) of Lewiston, June (Gene) Krogh of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ramona (Richard) Hamann of Madison, Wisconsin, Claude (Darlene) of St. Charles, Minnesota, Judy (Andy) Danielson of Plymouth, Minnesota, Richard of St. Charles, Tony (Pat) of St. Charles, Kenny (Dee) of Winona, and Jean Mueller of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Funeral service will be 11 AM Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in rural Mabel. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Wednesday, November 18 at the funeral home.

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