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LaVerne C. Niebuhr

October 17, 1926 — February 27, 2024

Paullina

LaVerne C. Niebuhr

Paullina, Iowa

            Services for LaVerne C. Niebuhr, age 97, of Paullina who passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.   Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina with Rev. Donald Meyer, officiating.

            To view LaVerne’s livestream, please register at: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=3b22c865-9a5a-4f34-ad30-770136d90fcf 

            Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina.

            Visitation with family present will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Prairie View Healthcare in Sanborn or Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

 

ILOVING MEMORY OF

LAVERNE C. NIEBUHR

 

BORN

October 17, 1926

Germantown, Iowa

 

PASSED AWAY

February 27, 2024

Sanborn, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

11:00 A.M. Monday, March 4, 2024

Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa

Rev. Donald Meyer ~ Officiating

 

MUSIC

“In The Garden”

“Because He Lives”

Sung by:  Angela Johannsen

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

Organist:  Gayleen Meyer

 

CASKET BEARERS

Grandchildren

Eric Cops                           Lauren Dedinsky               Kyle Mickalowski

Abbey Niebuhr                    Corey Niebuhr                Michelle Houglum

Courtland Niebuhr           Todd Mickalowski                 Matthew Fonder

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Prairie View Cemetery

Paullina, Iowa

 

After today’s graveside service, relatives, and friends 

are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:

Prairie View Healthcare; Sanborn, Iowa or

Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

 

 LAVERNE C. NIEBUHR

 

    LaVerne Clara Niebuhr, youngest child of William and Clara Richter Meyer was born on October 17, 1926, on the family farm in Germantown, Iowa.  She was baptized, October 31, 1926, at St. John Lutheran Church, Germantown, Iowa.  She attended St. John Lutheran School and was confirmed, May 5, 1940, and graduated from Paullina High School in 1944.

     She was united in marriage to Wesley W. Niebuhr on January 6, 1946, at St. John Lutheran Church.  They started farming west of Paullina and retired on the farm in the fall of 1989.   The summer of 1996 found them moving into Paullina.  Wesley preceded her in death on August 16, 2003.

     LaVerne’s passions in life were her family, farming, dancing, playing cards and the traveling she was able to do with Wes and friends.  She enjoyed greatly when the grandchildren would come to the farm and their home in Paullina and spend time with them.  She was active in the community with tying quilts, making Braille books, enjoyed dancing, and playing cards with friends.

     In July 2020 she moved into Prairie View Healthcare Center in Sanborn, Iowa.  She participated in the activities and enjoyed visiting with the other residents.  We are very grateful for the loving care she received at Prairie View.   She loved it there and appreciated all the staff.

     She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served as both historian and vice president of Zion Ladies Aid.

     Left to cherish LaVerne’s memory are her daughter, Linda Mickalowski of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, daughter-in-law, Leann Niebuhr (special friend, Chuck Sherman) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, daughter-in-law, Elaine Niebuhr of Canton, South Dakota, and son-in-law, Richard (Jan) Fonder of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Grandchildren, Eric (Nora) Cops, Abbey (Jon Rood) Niebuhr, Courtland Niebuhr, Lauren Dedinsky (fiancé, James Smith), Corey Niebuhr, Todd (Chelsea) Mickalowski, Bethany Hailstone, Kyle (Kate) Mickalowski, Michelle (Andrew) Houglum, and Matthew (Cara) Fonder.  Great grandchildren, Liesl, Owen and Eloise Cops, Oslo Niebuhr, Sam, Nate, Violet and William Houglum, Harper and Iver Fonder, Zoe Niebuhr, Simon Mickalowski, and her 13th great grandchild is expected to arrive in March to Kyle and Kate.  She was also blessed with two “bonus” daughters, Mary Thompson and Linda Pommer, special friends, Joyce and Paul Hibbing and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley, her sons, David and Larry and her daughter, Diane Fonder, her parents, four sisters, Irene Meyer, Esther Binder, LuElla Brownmiller, Wilma Warneke, and three brothers, Ray, Lorenz, and Orville Meyer.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

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