Levern Robert WILLE

August 19, 1924 - July 19, 2013 Longtime Stillwater resident Levern was born on the family farm in Randolph, Minnesota, and graduated from Randolph High School as valedictorian - class of 1942. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1950. Following his education Levern began working for US Gypsum Company in St. Paul. During that time he met his future wife Ione Gunderson of Rochester. They married on November 12, 1955, in Rochester. After marriage they resided in St. Paul until 1959 when Levern accepted a transfer to US Gypsum headquarters in Chicago. They lived in Arlington Heights, IL, until January 1971, when they moved to Stillwater. Levern worked for US Gypsum/Flintkote/Globe Roofing as plant manager until retiring in 1987. They made their home in Stillwater for 41 years until moving to Northfield in May 2012. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ione; 3 children: Brad (Veronica) of Northfield, Pamela (Kent) Carlson of Alexandria, Jeff (Faith) Wille of Lafayette, CO; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wed., July 24th, at 4:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 3:00 pm. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, rural Hampton, MN. Memorials are preferred to 5M Lions Vision Foundation - University of Minnesota. Benson & Langehough 507-645-5123 www.northfieldfuneral.com

Published in Pioneer Press on July 21, 2013