A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert of St. Bernard Catholic Church officiating. Military Honors will be performed by American Legion Post No. 189 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
LaVerne Harry Marshall was born on Jan. 1, 1920, in Watertown to Harry and Constance (Donahue) Marshall. He attended St. Bernard Catholic grade school and was a graduate of Watertown High School. LaVerne was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and St. Henry Catholic Church both in Watertown.
He served in the United States Army from 1942-1945 in field artillery. LaVerne was a member of American Legion Post No. 189 in Watertown for over 70 years. LaVerne was invested as a brother in the Redemptorist Order on Sept. 13, 1965. He was Bursar of House of the Immaculate Conception Seminary and Novitiate of Redemptorist Fathers in Oconomowoc, and also served in Edgerton. He enjoyed gardening.
LaVerne is survived by two sisters Marge (Floyd) Goecke, and Jean Schwefel both of Watertown, seven nephews Dennis Goecke, of Bayside, Pat (Pam) Marshall of Verona, Scott (Darcy) Marshall of Ocala, Fla.; Steve Marshall of Milwaukee, Todd (Terry) Schwefel, Terry (Barb) Schwefel, Jeff (Tara) Schwefel all of Watertown, two nieces Dianne (Clyde) Kennedy and Vicki (George) Baccach both of Watertown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Tom Marshall, two sisters-in-law, Dawn and Noreen Marshall, a nephew, Mark Schwefel; nieces, Pamela (Marshall) Bannister and Collette Marshall.
Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown