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Laverne McKinnon, of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021.  She was 81 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Pastor Bob DeYoung officiating.

VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

INURNMENT will be at Grasston Union Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Laverne. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.

Laverne Bernice McKinnon passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021. She was 81 years old.

Laverne was born on April 18, 1939 to Holland immigrants, Ben and Jennie (Robyn) Miedema. She grew up on the family dairy farm and was one of seven siblings. She met Dwaine, the love of her life, while on a blind date on July 13, 1956.

Dwaine and Laverne were married on August 15, 1957 and were blessed with six children; Bev, Bob Barb, Bonnie, Brad, and Brent. Laverne raised all of her children in a two bedroom house on the family farm. She also worked hard on the farm doing chores and always made sure everyone had enough to eat. She rarely ever missed a horse show or county fair when her children or grandchildren were showing horses or cattle. She also attended all of her son’s high school football games.

Laverne enjoyed dancing and playing cards or bingo with friends. She also loved sewing, embroidery, canvas needle point and many other craft projects which she would make and give to others. She was very artistic and a very giving person. She also loved to bake and shared all of her goodies with anyone that stopped over.

She loved taking her grandchildren for rides on her golf cart to see the cows, the cows would gather around because they knew she had treats. She loved going out to check on the cows and look for new calves. Laverne grew up attending church in Ogilvie at the Christian Reformed Church and later became a member at the First Presbyterian Church of Mora where she attended regularly.

Laverne loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and spent lots of time with them, each held a special place in her heart. She is loved dearly by her family and friends and will be sadly missed.

Laverne is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dwaine, son Bobby, siblings Jennie (Harlow) Lescher, Willy, Florence (Willard Rask and Lloyd Lindquist), grandchildren, Damon, Dustin, and Ella.

She is survived by children, Beverly (Pat) Bankers, Barbara (Scott) Peterson, Bonnie (Vincent) McKinnon, Bradley (Noel), Brent (Emily); grandchildren, Christine, Jessie, Sadie, Onnalee, Olivia, Brianna, Braden, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Finley; great grandchildren, Kyler, Tate, Skye, Brylee, Callahan, Alaina; sisters, Clara DeVries, Sylvia (Gerrit) Bos, and Wilma (Steve) Radsom; sisters in law, Ann Miedema and Mavis Burk; brother in law Gene McKinnon; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

6 thoughts on “LAVERNE McKINNON”

  1. Marie Louise Grundberg My sincere sympathy in the loss of precious Laverne. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time!! I enjoyed visiting and singing with Laverne at the Sandstone Nursing Home before the pandemic. She was such a sweet and caring lady!! My heart is with the family at this sad time.

  2. My thoughts are with you all in your mom’s death. Mom is smiling with her sister, I’m sure!!!
    Debbie R

  3. Sjoukje Zuidema

    Er zijn tranen die niet gedroogd kunnen worden
    er is verdriet dat niet gedeeld kan worden
    Er is een lege plek die niet gevuld kan worden
    Laverne jouw boek is gesloten
    maar de inhoud
    die jij het gaf blijft bestaan

    Heel veel sterkte met het verlies van jullie moeder, groot- en overgrootmoeder

  4. It was a great honor to know such a wonderful woman. Never ‘good bye’ Laverne, always ‘I’ll see ya later.’
    “I could wish for one more hug,
    wish for one more ‘love you’,
    wish for one more moment to tell you about the new things but, most of all wish for you to be dancing, singing and rejoicing in heaven”

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom! I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad ! Hugs and prayers for all of you.

  6. Bev,

    Sounds like you had one of those great Moms who touched a lot of lives. Keep her stories and memories alive. Take Care!

    Cindy Anderson Bachman

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