LaVerne Dankers, 71LaVerne Wayne "Pete" Dankers, age 71, of Goodhue, died on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.
LaVerne Wayne "Pete" Dankers, age 71, of Goodhue, died on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the 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; five 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 at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 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 from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and Monday from 10-11 a.m., all at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.
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