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Kock, LaVerne Orval (1922 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:49:54

Name of deceased: LaVerne Orval Kock

Aged: 100 yrs, 9 mo, 6 days

Residence: Avoca Nursing Home, Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Born: June 6, 1922; rural Shelby County, IA

Died: March 12, 2023; Avoca Nursing Home, Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, March 18, 2023; Trinity Lutheran Church, Avoca, IA; burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, IA

Survived by: Children, Larry Kock (spouse, Kathleen), Walnut, IA, Connie Mongan (spouse, Tod), Frisco, TX, Kathy Tompkins, Albany, MO, and Carol Vinton (spouse, Steve), Glenwood, IA; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Charlie and Emma (nee Peters) Kock; wife of 70 years, Irma (deceased Oct. 28, 2016); son-in-law, Robert Tompkins; grandson, Austin Tompkins; granddaughter, Jennifer Tompkins

Education: Graduated from Walnut (IA) High School

Religious affiliation: Active board member of the English Lutheran Church, Avoca, IA; active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Avoca, IA

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Irma Elsie Hansen; Sep. 15, 1946; English Lutheran Church, Avoca, IA

Employment: Farmer

Hobbies/Interests: In his youth, he was an active member of 4-H, and was honored to show cattle at the Chicago Livestock Show in the early 1930's. Member, Shelby County Extension Service, Harlan, IA. The family was active in community and school events in the AHSTW (IA) school district, as well as being very active in Shelby County (IA) 4-H, taking on numerous leadership roles on the local and county level.

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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