LaVerne W. Leqve, 82, died on January 17, 2018 at Cottagewood in Rochester. He was born on January 31, 1935 in Rochester to Sander and Lillian (Krahn) Leqve.
LaVerne attended Byron Schools and married Judy Fitch on July 14, 1956 in Rochester. The couple moved to the Pine Island area in 1958 where LaVerne farmed. He also did custom farming, raised beef cows, logged and trapped for the state of Minnesota. LaVerne enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Judy of Pine Island; one son, Jim (Michele) of Rochester; one daughter, Sue Albee of Waterford, WI and one granddaughter, Sara Albee of Waterford, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn Smith.
There will be a reception from 2:00-4:00pm on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Ranfranz and Vine Reception Centre. Private family burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901
We are blessed to have know LaVerne he held a special spot in our hearts!! Our condolences to the family and you. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!! The Huybers
Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you, I always enjoyed spending time with Laverne and appreciate the times he helped me, it was a pleasure to know him. Feel really bad can not be with you in this time of loss, but clearly our hearts and thoughts are with you.
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