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Laverne Ohm

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LaVerne H. "Butch" Ohm, age 81 formerly of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. LaVerne Harry was born in rural Lawler, Iowa on November 30, 1933 to Harry and Frances (Zipse) Ohm. He attended rural school in the Jacksonville Township through the eighth grade. On February 26, 1952 he married his childhood sweetheart Jean Roths at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of New Hampton, Iowa. To this union two daughters were born, Diane and Denise. Butch worked many years in the natural gas business, delivering bulk gas to residences and businesses in NE Iowa. He later farmed, which is what he enjoyed the most, while also working for John Deere in Waterloo. After 28 years of service to Deere's he retired in 1994. He continued to work part time as a grounds-keeper at the New Hampton Country Club, where he enjoyed the early morning hours of solitude in the outdoors. Butch grew up enjoying life in the country. He liked country music, westerns, hunting, fishing, and checking the progress of crops in the fields. He was a member of UAW # 838 and Holy Family Parish. He will be remembered by his family as a hard working generous man, who was always true to his word. LaVerne is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Jean Ohm, of Charles City, IA; children, Diane (Bill) Cochran, of Billings, MT, Denise (Rich) Riley, of Rockford, IA; grandchildren, Denelle (Bruce) Gonnerman, their children Ashton, and Malea, of Denver, IA, Kayleen (Bruce) Tierney, their child Zoey, of Parkersburg, IA, Baylee Riley, of Billings, MT, Chase Riley of Rockford, IA, Carson Riley, of Rockford, IA; sisters, Ann Moorman, of Plainfield, IA, Kay Eischied, of New Hampton, IA; brother David (Doris) Ohm, of Plano, TX; sister-in-law, Caroline Ohm, of De Soto, WI; brother-in-law, Larry Roethler, of New Hampton, IA, and many more loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill Ohm, Donald Ohm, James Ohm; sisters, Linda Roethler, and Patricia Ohm.

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  1. Jean and family- our sincere sympathies on your loss. He was just a great guy. Cherish your memories. Marge and Rich TeKippe

  2. Jean, Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Butch was a great man and will be missed by many.

  3. Aunt Jean, DianeBill, DeniseRichard our deepest sympathies go out in this time of loss. We all have treasured memories of Uncle Butch ,and will cherish these in our thoughts and prayers moving forward. Take Care Love, Kevin, Linda, JennaJoe Jordan

  4. Jean, Diane, Denise and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Butch was such a nice man. I had such fond memories of your family when I first started babysitting with you girls. He was a good man and is smiling down on all of you and watching over you all with love. My prayers and sympathies are with you all, Phyllis Nosbisch

  5. Our sympathy to all the Ohm family. We remember Butch as always smiling. Louise and Donn Harris

  6. We were saddened to hear about Butchs passing. Sending our sympathies and prayers to Jean and all of your family. We remember the good old days when you lived on E. Harrison Street.

  7. Im sorry to hear the news of Butchs passing. I enjoyed our recent conversation in Charles City and have fond memories of babysitting Diane and Denise when we were neighbors east of New Hampton. Butch always had a twinkle in his eye! Laura Schmitz

  8. Jean – I am so sorry to hear of Butchs passing. I cant begin to tell you how much my family appreciated the kindness, help and friendship from you and Butch when Dad was ill and after his death. Butch was one of the finest people I ever met and I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to know both of you. On behalf of the Grober family, please accept my deepest sympathy.

  9. Jean and family, You have My Deepest Sympathy for the Loss of Your Loved one. Your in my prayers and thoughts.

  10. Jean and family, We are so sorry to hear of Butch passing. His kindness and humor were many of his wonderful qualities we so enjoyed. You all have our deepest sympathy. Love to you all Sheryl and Chris Ostlund

  11. Jean and family You have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this time of grief. Sharon Trewin

  12. Jean, Denise, Diane and family, I am so sorry about the death of Butch I have really enjoyed getting to know him I know you will all miss him very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Kotz

  13. So sorry to hear of Butch passing. We shared many a beautiful morning on the NH golf course over the years. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  14. Jean, sorry to hear of Butchs passing. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him and the smile he always brought with him.

  15. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers sent your way Jean and family. What a beautiful family. Will always remember Butch and his friendly soul. My condolences, Carmen Kriener

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