LaVern Fleckenstein (1920 - 2013)

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LaVern Theresia Fleckenstein

September 15, 1920 - November 13, 2013

MT. ANGEL - LaVern Fleckenstein passed away at home on November 13, 2013.

LaVern was born in Pierz, Minnesota, to Robert and Magdalena (Feucht) Gruber, on September 15, 1920, one of 5 children. She met and married Wilfred Fleckenstein on September 4, 1939; they had 4 daughters. In 1944 the family moved to Mt. Angel. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening, and especially spending time with her family. LaVern was a woman of strong faith, who always put her family first. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

LaVern is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilfred who passed away in 1967; infant daughter, Elvira; brothers, Reinhard, Artie and Ernest Gruber; and son-in-law, Les Skirvin.

She is survived by her daughters, Mardelle (Fred) Grant of Oregon City, Judy Skirvin of Clatskanie and Bev Fleckenstein of Mt. Angel; grandchildren: Brad Grant, Curt Grant, Suzie (Marcus) Smith, Jeff (Melody) Skirvin, Amy Grant; great-grandchildren: Ryan Grant, Warren Skirvin, Abbie Grant, Allen Skirvin and Ellie Smith; her brother, Melvin (Leona) Gruber of Pierz, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 11/19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Angel with rosary at 7pm Monday, 11/18, also at St. Mary Church. Visitation will be held at Unger Funeral Chapel Mt. Angel from 12-6pm on Monday. Donations may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel.

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Unger Funeral Chapel, Mount Angel - Mt. Angel
190 Railroad Avenue PO Box 275
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
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Published in StatesmanJournal on Nov. 17, 2013
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