LaVerna E. Folkers, age 92 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrews Cemetery in Bloomfield, NE. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at church one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Matthew Folkers, Michael Folkers, Gerard Kast, Karl Kast, Leland Folkers, and Lonnie Folkers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren Lisa List, Amy Gustad, Julie Kleinschmit, Janie Folkers, Paul Folkers, Jenny Folkers, Joe Folkers, Angie Johnson, Mark Folkers, and Nick Folkers.
LaVerna E. Folkers was born on October 25, 1922 in Cornlea, NE to Othmar and Lena (Brandl) Gilsdorf. She moved to Bloomfield when she was five years old and attended St. Andrews Catholic School. LaVerna lived on the farm and worked for numerous area families. She married Carl Donald Folkers on April 27, 1943 in Bloomfield, NE. She and Carl moved to a farm north of Randolph where they lived for 40 years. They built a home in Hartington in 1982. Carl died on February 2, 2002 at the age of 87 years. LaVerna moved to the Golden Living Center on October 12, 2014 and then to the assisted living on 12/3/2014. She then transitioned into the Alzheimer's unit there on March 25th of 2015.
LaVerna was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Church Guild, and Christian Mothers. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Laverna enjoyed playing Bridge with her Hartington friends and she did a lot of Rug Looming (weaving).
She is survived by her four children and their spouses Diane and Ron Kast of Fordyce, David and Rosie Folkers of Hartington, Dennis and Dayna Folkers of Randolph, LaVonne Folkers and husband Leonard Fuxa Jr. of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; six siblings and spouses Marjorie Kronberg of Bloomfield, Earl and Kathleen Gilsdorf of Bellevue, Donald and Alice June Gilsdorf of Bloomfield, Melvin and Barbara Gilsdorf of Bellevue, Clifford and Holly Gilsdorf of Gayville, SD, Elva Mae and Marvin De La Roi of Bloomfield; sisters-in-law Lena Gilsdorf of Bloomfield, Marian Gilsdorf of Norfolk; many nieces and nephews.
LaVerna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl; granddaughter Geralyn Kast; three brothers, infant Irvin, John and Orville Gilsdorf; sister Darlene and husband Richard Bratetic; brother-in-law Charles Kronberg.
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Diane and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Dan and Louise Mauch
Dave, Rosie, and all your family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
In Jesus love,
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