LuVerna Ella Mae Kots was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Maurice, the daughter of Henry and Adrianna (Schuller) Kots. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. She attended school in Maurice and graduated from Maurice High School.
She was united in marriage to Henry Kramer on Feb. 12, 1943 in Maurice. The couple farmed near Hudson, S.D., and later on a farm near Maurice. LuVerna was a homemaker for her family. In 1980, they retired from farming and moved to Le Mars. Henry died in May 1988.
LuVerna was a member of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. She loved gardening and flowers. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and did many crafts and woodworking projects. She liked to cook and bake bread. She also enjoyed doing word searches. She will be greatly by missed all who knew her.
Survivors include her seven children: Glenda Habben and her husband Gary of Le Mars, Margaret Koerner of Le Mars, Arlene Luft and her husband Larry of Le Mars, Henry Kramer and his wife Sharon of Ireton, Sharon Poeckes and her husband Paul of Remsen, Leland Kramer and his wife Diane of Seney, and Twilla Kramer and her special friend Chad Kluver of Le Mars; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Swisher and her husband Bill of Westfield, and Lorna Koel and her husband Del of Winifred, S.D.; a brother: Darwin Kots and his wife Marlene of Yoder, Colo.; sisters-in-law: Tena Kramer of Ireton, Geneva Kramer of Sioux Center, Leona Kots of Sioux Center, and Lorraine Bainbridge of Kingsley; and several other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; a grandson: Brad Van Voorst; a sister: Helen Chance; five brothers, Nelson Kots, Orville Kots, Lloyd Kots, Virgil Kots, and Marvin Kots; and a son-in-law, Melvin Koerner.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Wednesday afternoon at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.
Casketbearers will be Doug Van Voorst, Mike Habben, Rick Messelhiser, Brian Poeckes, Chris Kramer, and Chad Kramer.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.