LaVerle Duever, 92, of Herkimer, KS, died May 21, 2023, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Visitation was Tuesday, May 23, from 2-9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Rev. Philip Miller officiated. Kathy Pralle played the organ while Wayne Kruse sang "How Great Thou Art." The congregation sang "Beautiful Savior", "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." The pallbearers were Mike Duever, Tony Duever, Ken Duever, Corey Duever, Galen Hormann and Ed Heitfeld. The honorary pallbearers were Joel Meinecke, Doug Meinecke, Dale Meinecke, Wilbur Hormann, Rod Heitfeld, Randy Riekenberg, Jeff Riekenberg and Ron Keefover. Burial was in Zion - Mt. Calvary Cemetery, north of Herkimer. LaVerle was born October, 1, 1930, to Louis and Katherine (Schierkolk) Meinecke on a farm north of Herkimer. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Herkimer. In 1948, LaVerle graduated from Marysville High School. While in high school, her love of music was fulfilled in band, Dozenettes Girls Glee Club and Mixed Chorus. As an adult she served as the church organist, sang in the choir and Barbershop Gals. She attended Kansas State University in the summer for credits to teach at rural schools. On May 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Ervan Duever at Zion Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with two sons, Dan and Gary. They would have been married 54 years, but Ervan passed away suddenly two weeks before their anniversary. LaVerle enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, she was a member of Crosstrailers Square Dancing and enjoyed quilting and playing cards. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ervan; brothers, Willard Meinecke and Louis Meinecke; sisters, Opal Hormann and Delores Heitfeld; brothers-in-law, Loren Duever, Glen Riekenberg, Lavern Hormann and Tom Ellis. Survivors include sons, Dan (Linda) Duever and Gary (Janet) Duever; four grandsons, Mike (Amy) Duever, Tony (Bryn) Duever, Kenneth Duever and Corey (Amanda) Duever; five great grandchildren, Andrew Duever, Olivia, Duever, Isaiah Duever, Abram Duever and Jovie Duever; sister-in-law, Verda Riekenberg; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.
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