Mass of Christian Burial for LaVern Evers, 53, of Minneota, will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.
Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota.
Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
LaVern William Evers was born on February 17, 1966, in Granite Falls, MN, to Henry and Irene (Kuehn) Evers. He grew up on a farm south of Wood Lake and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood.
LaVern graduated from Echo Wood Lake High School in 1984, then attended Vocational Technical School in Jackson, and later Granite Falls. While at school in Granite Falls, LaVern met his future wife, Tamara “Tammy” Bottelberghe.
LaVern worked for Walser Chrysler Plymouth in the Twin Cities for a time before taking a job with the Schwan Food Company in 1988.
He was welcomed into the Catholic Church in 1989, and on August 19, 1989, LaVern and Tammy were married at St. Edward Catholic Church. To this union were born daughters Megan and Nicole.
LaVern was very proud of his girls. He enjoyed following their activities and athletics and continued following Minneota sports to this day. LaVern was always on the move. He enjoyed building and fixing things, and he was very meticulous with his home, garage and work space.
The only time he slowed down was when he was fishing. LaVern also enjoyed golfing and participated in Men’s League at the Countryside Golf Course in Minneota.
LaVern died unexpectedly on Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy, of Minneota; daughters Megan Evers of Albert Lea and Nicole Evers (boyfriend Mark) of Minneota; mother Irene of Cottonwood; sisters Donna (and Robert) Ricke of Wood Lake and Audrey (and Loren) Borning of Echo; nieces and nephews Alissa (and Tony) Ross, their daughter Annie, Brian Ricke (fiancé Sydney Horner), Shane (and Katrina) Knutson, their daughters Lily and Arya, and Michelle (and Jason) Wetsch, their daughter Sylvia; step-nieces and nephews Tanya (and Isaac) Davis, Brandon Ricke, and Kendal (and Corey) Portinga; mother and father in-law Vonnie and Robert Bottelberghe of Minneota; in-laws Steve (and Janet) Bottelberghe of Minneota, Sue (and Terry) Schriever of Prior Lake, and Valerie “Vi” (and Blair) Folkens of Sleepy Eye; nieces and nephews Kaitlin (and Nick) Metcalfe, their son Grayson, Jacob (and Rebecca) Bottelberghe, Allie Bottelberghe (and fiancé Jordan Lanoue), Emily Schriever, Adam Schriever, Rachel Schriever, Landry Folkens, Grady Folkens, and Laney Folkens, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry.