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LaVerne J. Sandwick
September 26, 1927 ~ April 12, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
LaVerne J. Sandwick, 95 of Stoddard, passed away at home with his family by his side on Wednesday April 12, 2023. LaVerne was born September 26, 1927 to Harold and Florence (Hall) Sandvick Sr. at his grandma Hall’s home in Romance, WI. LaVerne was the second child of 9. He grew up in Romance and Purdy and graduated 8th grade from the Romance School. He hauled milk for the Purdy Cheese Factory at the age of 16, followed by the Genoa Cheese Factory. LaVerne married Garnet Dennison on February 14, 1950 at the Stoddard United Methodist Church. In 1952 LaVerne was drafted to the Army. Upon returning home he started his long work with Williams Construction in LaCrosse as a Cement Finisher, retiring from Steiger Construction as a Cement Finisher. After retiring from cement work, he continued on as he had many friends along the way who always know LaVerne was there for the job - Bob & Chuck Mueller, Charles Cina and more. LaVerne was a member of the Stoddard American Legion for over 60 years.
Those that knew LaVerne know how much he had a passion for horses. Starting at the age of 9 plowing fields on his family farm and later in life several more horses came along. He enjoyed training horses and showing them. We all know that one thing he loved was his car, he loved his Cadillac’s. He still drove his Cadillac at the age of 95.
LaVerne is survived by his wife Garnet; 2 children, Cindy (Fred) Levendoski, Jim (Deb) Sandwick; 1 son-In-law, Terry Fosdal; 4 grandchildren, Terry (Tina Dahl) Levendoski, Ellen (Steve) House, Justin (Mischa) Sandwick, Kara Fosdal; 3 great grandchildren, Macy House, Ryan House, Emilia Sandwick; 2 brothers, Ray (Val) Sandvick and Roy (Iris) Sandvick; 1 sister, Hazel Gouwens; 1 sister-In-law, Shirley Sandvick.
LaVerne was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Cathy Fosdal; sisters, Beulah Nordstrom, Anita Malin, Elenore (Charmaine) Oliver and brothers, Archie and Harold Sandvick Jr.
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday April 19, 2023 at the Stoddard American Legion Hall. A prayer service will be held at 12 noon officiated by Rev. Ethan Larson. Burial will be in the Stoddard Cemetery with military honors by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315. The Seland Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care.