LaVerne A. Selquist
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LaVerne A. Selquist
  • August 13, 1916 - September 17, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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LaVerne A. Selquist, 101 of Rockford, IL died peacefully in his home. LaVerne served his country as a U.S. Army veteran. On May 11, 1946, he married Ramona Sundby and shared 71 years together while raising their daughters in a home filled with love. They shared the dance floor with pure joy and entertainment. He worked most of his life in retail as a clothing salesman. LaVerne enjoyed connecting with nature through the fruits of his hearty vegetable garden and beautiful flowers. He shared his appreciation for nature with his family by introducing them to the foliage and vegetation at White Pines Park where they would gather often for breakfast. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Born August 13, 1916, in Varna, IL to John and Anna Selquist.

Survivors include wife of 71 years, Ramona; children, Louise Patterson, Kristine (Duaine) Beckland; grandchildren, Jennifer Pauley, Mona Haddox, Ragina Patterson, Clint Patterson, Lori Scheck, Joey Patterson; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by parents; siblings, Maynard and Leslie Selquist, Violet Winter; son-in-law, Joe Patterson; grandson, Mark Talbot.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park, IL, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Entombment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church or Mercy Hospice. Condolences, www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com
LaVerne A. Selquist 1916-2017