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LaVerne Dankers

July 12, 1941 — February 17, 2013

LaVerne Wayne "Pete" Dankers, age 71 of Goodhue, died on Sunday afternoon, February 17, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. LaVerne was born on July 12, 1941 in Red Wing, the son of Harvey and Irene (Thimijan) Dankers. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1959, and later married Margaret I. Hart on March 16, 1968 at Dover Methodist Church. LaVerne farmed most all of his life in Goodhue Township, retiring in 1997. He was currently working in maintenance at the Red Wing Medical Center since 1998. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Goodhue. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's events, reading farm literature, watching professional wrestling, and antique farm equipment. He will be remembered most by his family and friends as a happy man who enjoyed socializing with people. He is survived by his wife of over 44 years, Margaret; children, Steve Dankers of Goodhue, Deb (Hill) Gerber of Stewartville and Roger Dankers of Goodhue; 5 grandchildren, Bo Dankers, Brett Dankers, and Klarissa Dankers, Emily and Sam Gerber; siblings, Lorraine (Glen) Brown of Cottage Grove and Glen (Margaret) Dankers of Goodhue; and loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Irene Dankers; infant brother, Louis; and infant granddaughter, Hannah Gerber. Funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 702 – 3rd Ave, Goodhue, with Rev. Randall Kuznicki officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Goodhue. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 10-11 a.m., all at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Sunday, February 24, 2013
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

702 - 3rd Ave.
Goodhue, MN 55027

Service
Monday, February 25, 2013
11:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

702 - 3rd Ave.
Goodhue, MN 55027

with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at church

Graveside Service
Monday, February 25, 2013
Evergreen Cemetery

Hwy 9
Goodhue, MN 55027


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