Laverne C. ‘Pud’ Siefker

VAUGHNSVILLE — Laverne C. “Pud” Siefker, 94, of Vaughnsville, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 surrounded by his family at The Meadows of Kalida.
He was born April 24, 1919 in Kalida to the late John Bernard and Anna Marie (Saum) Siefker. On May 21, 1947, he married LaDonna Rose Youngpeter, who survives in Vaughnsville.
Also surviving are his children: John (Marilyn) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Diane (Ken) Cooper of Edgewood, KY, Dennis (Deb) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Ron (Angie) Siefker of Lima, Gene (Ruth) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Bill (Janet) Siefker of Celina, Karen (Bill) Niese of Lepsic, Joyce (John) Sharrits of Columbus Grove, and Linda (Tim) Schroeder of Glandorf, 33 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and expecting six more.
Laverne is preceded in death by an infant daughter: Laura Ann Siefker; 2 great-grandchildren: Griffin and Stella Warniment; an infant brother: Aloysius Siefker; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond (Mary) Siefker, Wilbert (Miriam) Siefker, Richard (Mildred) Siefker and Harry (Rose Marie) Siefker; and 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Cyrilda (Leo) Grote and Rosena (Steve) Verhoff.
He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Grove. Laverne was a retired farmer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Tom Extejt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, 211 Veteran’s Drive, Columbus Grove. There will be a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the donor’s choice.

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