LaVern Alton DeForest Laingsburg LaVern Alton DeForest, age 90, of Laingsburg, passed away on December 25, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry Chapel, on Monday December 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Pastor Mike Hixson will officiate with burial to follow at Oak Plains Cemetery in Shaftsburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. LaVern was born in Oscoda, MI on December 5, 1923, the son of Jacob & Irene (Stewart) DeForest. On February 22, 1949 he married Folrence Lois Pietila in Ravenna, MI. He served in the Navy and worked for Heatherwood Farms as a milkman and a deliveryman for Sohn Linen Co. in Lansing. He was also a gentleman farmer. He was a member of Graham Community Church. LaVern is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence, children; Nancy (Larry) LaBelle of Laingsburg, Edward (Christine) DeForest of Flint, Thomas (Beatrice) DeForest of Copemish, MI, grandson Aaron DeForest. He was predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters, grandson Kevin LaBelle in 1995, granddaughter Amanda DeForest in 2006. Memorials are suggested to Graham Community Church Missions. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Dec. 27, 2013
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