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John T. Lavenz

July 25, 1941 October 5, 2019
John T. Lavenz
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Obituary for John T. Lavenz

John T. Lavenz, 78, of Gilbertville, died Saturday, October 5, at Manor Care Health Services, Waterloo.

He was born July 25, 1941 in Waterloo, son of John P. and Adelyn O’Connell Lavenz. He married Sandra Broten on July 28, 1996 in Evansdale.

John graduated from Don Bosco High School in 1959. He served in the U. S. Army in the United States, Germany and Viet Nam, retiring as a Sergeant after 20 years of service.

Survivors include: his wife; a daughter, Patricia Goff of Jacksonville, Arkansas; three sons, Michael (Diane) Lavenz of Cedar Falls, Robert (Mary) Lavenz of Clarksville, Tennessee and Frank Lavenz of Jacksonville, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Chrissy Goff, Beth Lavenz, Jeff Lavenz and Jenna Bevens; three great grandchildren, Haley, Marcus and Landon; a sister, Kathleen (Rodge) Bickerstaff of Bellevue, Nebraska; three brothers, Richard Lavenz of Loveland, Colorado and Robert (Carmen) Lavenz and Lawrence (Emy) Lavenz, both of Waterloo; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two house cats, Buttons and Spice.

Preceded in death by: two sisters, Rebecca Susan “Beki” Lavenz and Mary Agnes Wirtz; and a brother, Nicholas Lavenz.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with inurnment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by Nugent-Demuth Post 714 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services on Thursday.


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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Oct

4:00 PM 10/9/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/9/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Rosary

Wednesday

9

Oct

4:00 PM 10/9/2019 4:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Vigil Service

Wednesday

9

Oct

7:00 PM 10/9/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Memorial Mass

Thursday

10

Oct

10:30 AM 10/10/2019 10:30:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

311 15th Ave
Gilbertville, IA 50634

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
311 15th Ave Gilbertville 50634 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gilbertville, Iowa
Gilbertville, IA 50634

Gilbertville, Iowa Gilbertville 50634 IA
United States
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