LaVerna Lindeman, 1923-2014

Published 9:40 am Friday, July 18, 2014

Funeral services for LaVerna Lindeman, 91, formerly of Conger will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bear Lake Concordia Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Interment will be at Bear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

LaVerna died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

LaVerna Lindeman

LaVerna Lindeman

LaVerna Elizabeth Lindeman was born on Feb. 26, 1923, to Paul Ernest and Faye Maude (Martin) Kruger in Lake Park, Iowa. LaVerna graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1940.

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On Aug. 17, 1941, LaVerna was united in marriage to Elmer Lindeman in Albert Lea. Together they made their home in the Conger area. LaVerna was a member of Bear Lake Concordia Lutheran Church, where she was a member of WELCA and the Ruth Circle. She was a Cub Scout leader and also a member of the Conger Auxiliary, Mothers Club and Senior Citizens in Conger. She enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, playing cards, attending family athletic events and activities and, most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Alvina “Dolly” (Jay) Dunbar; sons Robert (Loleen “Dolly”) Lindeman and Allen (Carla) Lindeman; grandchildren Tom (Susan) Dunbar, Kristi (William) Westover, Valerie (Michael) Blanton, Amanda (Tim) Korman, Joe (Randee) Lindeman and Marie (Kevin) Juveland; great-grandchildren Emily Zettle Dunbar, Jack and Katherine Westover, Ashley and John Blanton, Brayden and Sydnee Lindeman, Kylie and Nicholas Korman and Cole, Jordan and Wade Juveland; sister, Lois (Paul) Aasen; sisters-in-law Gloria Prestegard, Pearl Lindeman, Betty Lindeman, and Marilyn Kruger; and many nieces and nephews.

LaVerna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; brothers Earl (Gladys) Kruger, Erwin (Ruth) Kruger, Paul (Marion) Kruger and Donald Kruger; sisters Lorene (Harold) Wright and Bernice (Ernest) Braun; brothers-in-law Vernon (Berdina) Lindeman, Emery Lindeman, Raymond (June) Lindeman, Harry Lindeman, Raymond Meyer and Marlowe Prestegard; and sisters-in-law Ruby (Art) Ludtke and Bernice Lindeman in infancy.