Laverne Hermanson, once of area, dies

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Tuesday, May 24, 1994
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AUSTIN -- Laverne L. Hermanson, 79, of Youngtown, Ariz., a former Austin resident, died Saturday (May 21, 1994) at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1914, in Worth County, Iowa, he grew up near London, Minn., and attended London schools. He and Dorothy Stanton were married May 4, 1934. While in the Austin area, he worked for Youngs Trucking Co. and also farmed with his father on the family homestead. He had lived in Arizona since June 1942 and was employed at Valley Electric in Phoenix for 25 years before his retirement in 1974.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lois (Mrs. Frank) Leonardi of Phoenix, Mary (Mrs. Marty) Greenburg of Gilbert, Ariz., and Kyra (Mrs. Clay) Westlake of Union City, Calif.; four sons, Laverne Jr. and Roy, both of Phoenix, Kenneth of El Mirage, Ariz., and Timothy of California; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a sister, Marjorie McGuire of Austin; and a brother, Donald of Alamosa, Colo. Three infant children preceded him in death.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel in Austin, with the Rev. Roger Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle.

Friends may call from noon until time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. @et