LaVerne Elizabeth Calhoun, 92, Clear Lake, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
A celebration of life service for LaVerne will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the chapel. LaVerne donated her body to the University of Iowa anatomy department to help in the cure of diseases. At a later date she will be buried next to her husband in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Highway 18 W., Mason City.
LaVerne Elizabeth Calhoun was born Oct. 23, 1921 in Herndon, Kan., the daughter of Otto J. and Elizabeth B. (Kirchner) Sattler. LaVerne graduated in 1939, from the Herndon High School. LaVerne lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., before moving to Kansas City, Mo., studying to be a dental assistant, where she met her future husband, Richard E. Calhoun. They were united in marriage on Feb. 19, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and to this marriage two sons were born, Richard and Robert. Richard preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2001. After their marriage in 1944, they moved to Clear Lake in 1946. LaVerne was very active in her husband’s dental practice in Clear Lake.
LaVerne enjoyed gardening, flowers, and playing Bridge. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake, PEO Club, and was a reception and communion stewardess at the church for a long time.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Richard (Sandra) Calhoun, of Colorado Springs, and Robert Calhoun, of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Michelle Calhoun, of Denver, Colo., and Jeffrey (Carolyn) Calhoun, of Renton, Va.; her sisters, Alvina Smith, of Atwood, Kan., Eleanora (Jim) Romaine, of Chanute, Kan., Doris (Kent) Reiner, of Palisades, Neb., Margie McLaren, of Chanute, Kan., and Bernidene Phannentiel, of West Minister, Colo.; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; sister, Rosanna McAdams; and two brothers, George and Kenneth Sattler.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.