LaVern L. Dissmeyer
LaVern L. Dissmeyer, 80, of Beatrice died on Monday, May 8, 2017 in a Lincoln hospital. He was born October 14, 1936 at Adams and attended Kaufman Country School. He served in the National Guard, Company C, 2-134th Infantry of Beatrice for six and a half years and was active duty for six months. He married Marilyn Schoen on December 7, 1956 at the American Lutheran Church of Filley. He worked several places, including Adams Poultry, Cushman, Ralston Purina and Gage County Equipment where he was a truck driver until his retirement. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where he served on numerous committees and was on the Church Council for seven years. He was a member of the Blue Valley Shrine and Blue Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Sesostris Shrine of Lincoln, Firemen of the Blue Valley Shrine and Cruisin Classics of the Sesostris Shrine. He was also a member of Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion, Geddes-Thober Post 1077 of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and F.O.E. Aerie #531 all of Beatrice. He enjoyed his family and going to all his children and grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Beatrice; one son, Leroy Dissmeyer of Cortland; two daughters, Lisa (Craig) Evers of Beatrice and Marcia (Shawn) Bartels of Plymouth; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Harold (Wanda) Dissmeyer of Oakland AR, Roger (Patricia) Dissmeyer of Brooklyn Park MN and Melvin (Janet) Dissmeyer of Adams; one brother-in-law, Keith (Janice) Will of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Anna Rademacher Dissmeyer; one son, Michael; one grandson, Josh Newman; one brother, Donald Dissmeyer and his wife Caroline Dissmeyer; one sister, Melvadean Dissmeyer.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Myron Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery of Lincoln. A family prayer service will be held 12:45 P.M. in the church chapel.
A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Walt and Audrey Trauernicht in charge. The body will lie in state at Fox Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. Wednesday until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Friday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.