VERONA, Wis. — LaVerne C. Hagemann, age 91, passed away on February 12, 2014 at home in Verona. He was born on April 21, 1922 on the family farm outside of Verona to parents Carl and Anna (Kuehni) Hagemann. LaVerne worked side by side with his father on the farm from an early age and eventually made the farm his own, which he continued to tend in one form or another right up until the time of his passing.
On November 20, 1954 LaVerne married Pearl Long in Brooklyn, Wisconsin. They assumed ownership of the farm and over the next 60 years farmed it, entertained on it, and made it a wonderful home for their children. LaVerne also worked briefly for Town and Country Ford Tractor in Verona and for many years he was employed by Federal Industries of Belleville, Wisconsin. He was proud to have taken part in the manufacture of refrigeration units which found their way to all types of businesses. His years at Federal were very happy ones as many of the people he worked with were local friends and family.
LaVerne is survived by his son Mark of Sacramento, California; daughter Darcey (Mark Singel) of Elm Grove, Wisconsin; and his two beloved granddaughters Laura Singel and Erin Singel. He is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Pauline Durrant, his nephew Greg (Debra) Hageman, and nieces Marcia Durrant and Kim (Jeff) Orwin. Of course, he leaves behind many other dear friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Pearl, a brother Clarence (Joe) and sister-in-law Betty.
A gathering to celebrate LaVerne’s life will be held at Salem United Church of Christ, 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 with a memorial service to follow. Burial will be private.
Thank you to all his friends, relatives and neighbors who cared about him over the years. He was a perceptive gentle soul who cherished all his relationships and will leave behind a hole in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness or donation to a charity of your choice.
The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is serving the family.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com