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  Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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I am very sorry to read of the loss of, Mr. Dissmeyer. He was a very faithful and dedicated man, married for 60 years! I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, "Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend.. Sincerely, Meryl, - [email protected]

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 2:37pm
Janet Gerritse

Marilyn, LeRoy, Lisa and Marcia,
I'm so sorry to hear about Lavern's passing. Our family will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you!

Doug, Janet, Alexis and Noah Gerritse

 Posted May 12, 2017 - 9:16am
Sara (Grell) Olson

Marilyn, Leroy, Lisa and Marcia:
I'm so sorry to hear about Lavern. I have such wonderful memories of him when we lived across the road from you. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. God bless you.

 Posted May 11, 2017 - 7:08pm
Marc Lindblom

I grew up just down the road from The Dissmeyer family. Fine neighbors indeed. My condolences to Mrs. Dissmeyer and the whole family.

 Posted May 11, 2017 - 5:52pm
Jerry Zimmerman

Marilyn & family,
We are truly sorry to hear of your loss of LaVern. I have many fond memories of LaVern from about as far back as I can remember. In many ways I grew up with him and your family on the farm as it always felt like my second home. Looking back, I suppose my Dad and LaVern looked at it like a second job at times, but it seemed like a fun adventure to me each and every weekend, and many school nights as well! LaVern was a great man and he will be missed. May God embrace you during this difficult time. Please accept our condolences, from me, my wife Tara, and our kids Brett and Zoe.
Jerry Zimmerman

 Posted May 11, 2017 - 2:29pm
Wanda Rains

I am so very sorry for your loss. LaVern always had a smile on his face and laughed. I will keep you all in my prayers

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 10:15pm
Gary Barnard

I worked with Lavern on the Church Administration Committee years ago and also knew him from delivering machinery to me. One of the best Admin Committee associates you could ask for. He was always completely supportive of me when I was Chairman. Lavern was the best public relations person for the machinery company he worked for. May he Rest in Peace.

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 2:30pm
Ryan Osborn - Denton, NE

Dear Marilyn and Family,

Diss was one heck of a guy. Always in a good mood and willing to help anyone that needed it. He will be truly missed.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 4:40pm
shelly johnsen

Marilyn, Leroy, Lisa and Marcia and all your families,
I am soooo very sad to hear this news. I sincerely hope that you lean on each other during this time of sorrow. When I think of Davern, I can just hear his laugh!!!! and oh the bear hugs you got when you got a hug from him. May God wrap his arms around ALL of you during this time. If you need anything please DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL. With love and hugs, Gary and shelly Johnsen and family

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 4:10pm
Michael Reiter

A true definition of a great man. Ever since I was a kid I have had the pleasure of knowing this guy! You are one of the most hard working people I have even known. I want you to know how much I learned from you and appreciate the time & friendship we had in & out of work. Never to busy and always there to help anyone. I'll miss you Super Diz! RIP old friend.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 3:46pm

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