He graduated from Willshire High School in 1940. Laverne was very active in sports including basketball and baseball. In 1943 he joined the Aviation Division of the United States Navy. He was one of 12 others who transported and dropped bombs from a seaplane. He loved the water, hence his desire to join the Navy, but hated flying and always found it ironic he served the majority of his time on a seaplane. He loved talking with others about his time spent serving his country and the friendships he established while in the Navy. After finishing his service, he began his lifelong career of farming on the family farm and continued until his retirement in the early 1980ís. He had a love of cars, especially Ford models, and could tell you the year, model, mileage and amount he paid for each of his many cars. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching just about any sport, but favored watching Ohio State Football and Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball. If he couldnít find the a game to watch on tv, you would find him listening to a game on his AM/FM radio. He also enjoyed being outdoors, listening to music, watching game shows, spending time with family and visiting with friends.
He is preceded in
death by his parents and 6 siblings: Harold, Lowell, Kermit, Basil,
Florice and Neva.
Visitation will be
Saturday March 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with services
immediately following at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Community Health Professionals of Celina.
Arrangements by Ketcham-Ripley funeral home.
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