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Luverne Lovaasen 1929-2013

Luverne Lovaasen died peacefully at Perham Health on Feb. 5, surrounded by his beloved family. A memorial service was held on Feb. 9 at the Vergas Events Center with Pastor Rob Pesola officiat-ing.

Luverne was born at the home farm near Park River, N.D., on Jan. 20, 1929 to Ole and Katie Lovaasen, the fourth of their seven children. At age 16, he moved to the Minneapolis area where he lived until 1972. Luverne married Barbara Mobley on Aug. 27, 1955. He adopted her three boys, aged seven, five and three, and their daughter was born a year later. In 1972, they moved to Vergas where Luverne worked for Hanson's Plumbing and Heating until his retirement in 1991. Their home since 1972 was the farm on Lake Sybil.

Luverne is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; sons, Tim, Scott (Burnell) and Russ; daughter, Jeanne (Don) Greenwood; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, handled the arrangements. For online condolences, visit