Luvern Laurence Stern
Monday, April 16, 1928
Date of Death:
Sunday, March 11, 2012
83 years old
Luvern Laurence Stern
Luvern Laurence Stern was born in Wells, MN on April 16, 1928 to George & Bernice (Desmond) Stern. He passed away at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
He was a graduate of Albert Lea High School and immediately went into the Navy where he served during WWII, stationed in Guam. Upon his discharge he became a lineman and worked for Freeborn-Mower REA and then Interstate Power Company (now Alliant Energy). In 1965 he was appointed the Business Representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 949 where he remained until retirement in 1990. He was a very staunch Union man, and just recently received his pin and certificate having been a member of IBEW for 60 years. He belonged to the VFW post and Elks in Rochester and the Nisswa American Legion Club.
He married Patricia (Higgins) Stern and she survives along with six children, Debra (Dave Thompson) Christenson of Marshalltown, Iowa, Richard L. (Gloria) Stern of Silver Bay, MN, Mary Ebin of Rochester, Sherri (Jeff) Rademacher of Melrose, MN, Laura Dunn of Loveland, CO and Lisa (Joe Tilford) Kahl or Rochester; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Lorraine (Larry) Fjelstad of Albert Lea, MN; two brothers, Donald (Olive) Stern of Onalaska, WI and Larry (Linda) Stern of Palos Verdes, CA; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bernard & Virginia Higgins of Albert Lea, and a number of brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth; two grandchildren, Jamie Christenson and Jason Rademacher; and one son-in-law, Bryan Kahl.
Luvern and his wife Pat spent 15 winters in Arizona and 17 summers on the lake near Crosslake. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, bird watching and taking the kids and grandkids waterskiing.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church where his memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:30AM with Rev. Norman Wahl officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Oakwood East Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 92.
Memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
The family of Luvern Laurence Stern has received the following condolences.
Our hearts go out to you & your family. Vern was so very special to our mom, Glen Sizer. She had so many fond memories of the times you, Pat, & Vern spent together over the years. We will always be so grateful to you both for your many kindnesses & help while mom was still with us. Know, Pat, that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Love, Vikki & Brad
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the prayers of those who care help ease the pain you are going through. And may sweet memories of your loved one bring serenity to you.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
i AM SURE tHE PROJECTS YOU'LL BE INVOLVED WITH NOW WILL BE HANDLED PROPERLY.
THE THING YOU GAVE ME ADVICE ON THAT i DIDN'T FOLLOW GOT ME BACK WHERE I BELONGED.
THANK YOU BROTHER.
To Grandma Pat, Sherri, Sarah and all your family members,
We want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray you will feel God's presence and comfort at this time and in the days and weeks to come. We only met Grandpa Stern once and we are thankful for that one time. He and Pat visited with us at a very trying time in our lives and the time spent with them was uplifting and a blessing to us. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that God's blessing will rest on you all.
Sherri and Jeff and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grieving. May you be comforted by His everlasting Love and Peace! Love, Linda and Les Fairbanks Mahnomen, MN