Laverne Sermersheim, 89, Jasper

Laverne E. Sermersheim, 89, of Jasper, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

Laverne was born in Jasper on July 11, 1929, to Anita (Brelage) and Leo Durcholz. She married Jerome A. Sermersheim on September 25, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He preceded her in death in 2008.   

She was a waitress at Heichelbech’s Restaurant for 32 years.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, St. Anne’s Society and TOPS.

She enjoyed her friends, hosting parties and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are four daughters, Connie (Bernie) Helming, Jasper, Bonnie Keusch, Ireland, Carla Matheis, Jasper, and Lori (Matt) Koerner, Washington; five sons, Gary (Charlene) Sermersheim, Ireland, Mark (Sharon) Sermersheim, Ireland, Nick (Tammy) Sermersheim, Ireland, Jeff (Patty) Sermersheim, Stendal, and Daryl (Beth) Sermersheim, Boise, Idaho; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Irma Kinder, Ireland; and two brothers, James Durcholz (Linda), Jasper, and Lenny Durcholz (Sharon), Florida.

Preceding her in death besides her husband were two sons, Reg and Duane Sermersheim, a son-in-law Dennis “Red” Keusch, and grandson, Derek Arvin.

A Mass of Christian burial for Laverne E. Sermersheim will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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