LaVerne Kloster, 73, of Dubuque, formerly of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday Nov. 15, 2006, at his home in Dubuque.
LaVerne was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of Harold and Martha (Bork) Kloster. He graduated from high school at Cleghorn and from college at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City, S.D.
LaVerne was a math teacher in Moorehead, East Monona, Woodbine, Storm Lake, and at Dubuque Hempstead High School until his retirement. In addition to teaching, he was always involved in coaching girls cross-country, track and girls basketball.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen, the Retired Teachers' Association and several coaching organizations on the state and local level. In his younger years, LaVerne was an avid softball player.
Surviving are his sister, Carol Ann Peters and her husband Terry of Avoca; and nieces and nephews, Kim Peters of Adair, Joel Peters of Mesa, Ariz., and Susan Oehlertz and her husband Troy of Laurens, and their children, Chase, Destini and Trey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Sharon.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen City Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home in Dubuque. Friends also may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen. The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting the family with arrangements in Remsen.
Pallbearers will be Kim Peters, Joel Peters, Troy Oehlertz, Neal Bork, Chris Bork and Doug Schultz.