LaVerne K. Olson, age 75, of Parkers Prairie, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek with Rev. Paul Yearyean officiating. Music is provided by organist, Darleen Wendt and soloists, Alyssa Welle and Eric Welle. Burial is at Elmo Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Friday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
LaVerne Kenneth Olson was born February 29, 1940, to Paul and Tena (Nelson) Olson in Bertha. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. LaVerne grew up in the Parkers Prairie area where he attended country school and Parkers Prairie Public Schools, where he graduated in 1958. Following his graduation he moved to Cut Bank, Montana to work as a grain farmer. LaVerne was united in marriage to Linda Michaels October 14, 1962, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cut Bank. Following their marriage they lived in Parkers Prairie, Hewitt, and Minneapolis before settling in Deer Creek where they dairy farmed for over 40 years. They returned to rural Parkers Prairie in 2006. LaVerne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek. He enjoyed collecting international toy tractors, loved farming and being with his cows. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends, family, and primarily his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Laverne is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; daughter, Tammy (Tom) Welle of Alexandria; and three grandchildren, Alyssa, Eric and Nicolas.
Pallbearers are Gary Collins, Shannon McKane, Dick Bergquist, Tom Doll, Jason Doll and Daryl Schlueter. Honorary Pallbearers are his family and friends.