LaVern W. Dresen
LaVern W. Dresen, 88, of Platteville, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services, Platteville. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Faustino Ruiz will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com
LaVern was born on June 22, 1925 in Cassville, Wisconsin, the son of Herman and Helen (Hampton) Dresen. He was united in marriage to Hazel C. Edge on December 26, 1946 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tennyson, Wisconsin. LaVern farmed and held many jobs over the years; he worked for Nodorft Stock Yard, Len’s Feed & Fuel, and Lonsberg Ready Mix and for Joe Lawinger. LaVern worked for UW-Platteville for over twenty years in ground maintenance. He enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing, playing euchre and smear. He is survived by two granddaughters, Amy Spurlock and Ann Sherman, two great-grandsons, Morgan and Tayen all of Springfield, MO; three sisters, Dorothy (Fred) Koeller of Potosi; Donna Stephens of Prairie du Chien; Elaine (Jerry) Uppena of Potosi; one brother, Dennis (Lori) Dresen of Mineral Point, WI; brother-in-law, Walter Butson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Hazel in 2005, son, Gary in 1987, sister, Arlene Butson and an infant sister, Delores, brother-in-law, Gordon Stephens.
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