LaVerne James McAleavey

LaVerne James McAleavey, age 93, of River Falls, WI passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born on January 25, 1924 in Ellsworth, WI to William and Mary (Webster) McAleavey. On October 15, 1947 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Bernice Ann Johnson. LaVerne was a truck driver by trade and worked for several companies throughout his life.
Family was very important to LaVerne, be it spending time with Bernice, his three children, 6 grandchildren or 3 great-grandchildren. LaVerne enjoyed fishing in his younger years, he also enjoyed dancing and playing cards his whole life. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and making sure events he attended were enjoyable.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary; infant brother, Francis; sister, Annabelle Hauth; brother, Leo McAleavey; infant twin granddaughters, Amanda and Jennifer Jensen.
LaVerne is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Bernice; his children, Terry McAleavey, Gayle (Scott) Boumeester, Linda (Chris) Jensen; grandchildren, Dustin (Shelley) Hovde, Cassidy Buschmann, Travis Hovde, Garrett Jensen, Samantha Jensen, Lacey McAleavey; great-grandchildren, Gracie Hovde, Bryn Buschmann, Cashten Buschmann; his sister, Grace Swenson; many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Saturday, February 25th at St. Bridget Catholic Church, River Falls, WI with a visitation 10:00-11:00 am prior to Mass. Interment in St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to St. Bridget Catholic Church.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of River Falls, WI is assisting the family.


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