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LaVerne Dierenfield

Monday, February 7, 2011

LaVerne Dierenfield, age 91, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at Sunset Knoll Care Center in Aurelia.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Clara LaVerne Dierenfield was born in Crofton, Neb. on June 10, 1919 to Joseph and Mary Kelly Ahart. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Aurora, Colo. She attended schools in Aurora and Ft. Morgon. In 1930 the family moved to a farm near Early. She attended school in Early, Sulphur Springs and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1936.

On Sept. 1, 1937, Walter Dierenfield and LaVerne were married at the Peace Lutheran Church parsonage in Wall Lake by Reverend Adolf Schwidder. They lived on a farm south of Schaller until the fall of 1947 when they moved to their farm northwest of Storm Lake. To this union four children were born: Sharon, Ron, Diane, and Marilyn. LaVerne was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith on March 24, 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Odebolt, by Reverend Frederick Kruetz.

Her life was centered around her family and church where she was a member of Ladies Aid, LWML, adult Bible Class, and Mission sewing. For many years she helped prepare meals for mid-week school children. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Sharon (Larry) Huntley of Sloan; Ron (Ellen) Dierenfield of Alta; Diane Krueger of Storm Lake; Mary (Ethan) Lindsey of Spencer; step-son, Eugene (Toni) Dierenfield of California, Mo.; grandchildren: Lawrence and Theresa Dierenfield; David and Mark Huntley; Linda Johnson; Susan Lindsey; Russ Dierenfield; Jim, Mike and Daniel Krueger; Joni TImm; Tammy Brophy; Todd Olson; Janelle Woldruff; and Jason Anderson; 28 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother, Reverend Neil (Marjorie) Ahart of Hartley; brother-in-law, Wesley Wadsworth of San Francisco, Calif.; extended family and friends.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; two sisters, Doris Gustafson and Kathryn Wadsworth; brother, Enis Ahart; and son-in-law, Fred Krueger.