Kavanaugh, LaVern F.
LaVern F. Kavanaugh, of Lincoln, was born on March 6, 1926 and died on
January 4, 2018 at the age of 91. He graduated in 1945 from Allen, NE High
School and later worked on his parent’s farm. He was drafted into the U.S. Army
in 1950, where he was a Medic stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,
Texas. In 1952 he moved to Kansas City, MO where he worked for General Motors.
He married Margery Kessler of Kansas City in 1952. Later that year the couple
moved to a farm in Northeast Nebraska. In 1964 they moved to Lincoln, NE where
LaVern worked at the Water Department and had his own lawn mowing service. After
retirement LaVern continued working as a guard for Securitus Security. In 1980,
he married Rosemary Royal. LaVern is survived by his wife Rosemary, three
children (Janet, Gene, and Roger and wife Diane Kavanaugh), four grandchildren
(Kyle and Kollin Miller, Kallie and husband Bryan Easley, and Alayna Kavanaugh)
and four great grandchildren (Landon, Aislynn, Bo, and Lennox Easley).
LaVern also had seven stepchildren. He was a member of Legion Club Post #3, and
the Knights of Columbus. He loved dancing, playing cards, traveling, horseback
riding and being with his family. LaVern is preceded in death by his parents
Ella Rose and Maurice Kavanaugh, his wife Margery, and daughter Karen Kavanaugh
Funeral services 10:30 AM, Monday, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 7601 Vine
Street, in Lincoln. Burial following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with Military
and Knights of Columbus rites. Visitation Sunday at Butherus-Maser and Love from
2-7 PM with family present from 5-7 PM, rosary following. In lieu of flowers, it
would be appreciated if memorials would go to the family for future masses and
the Karen Kavanaugh Miller Scholarship Fund at UNL.
Guestbook for Kavanaugh, LaVern F.
|11:08AM Jan 8th, 2018|
|Roger and Family.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Janet Odvody (Seward, NE)
|10:18AM Jan 6th, 2018|
|My sympathy & prayers I offer to Rosemary & family. I was blessed to know both of your good husbands, Rosemary, in two different parishes. God bless & keep them both.|
Father James Benton (Lincoln, NE)
|9:12PM Jan 5th, 2018|
|Roger, Diane, Alayana and Kavanaugh family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad always had a smile on his face and was such a joy to see at Alayna's games. We especially enjoyed having him for Thanksgiving. Our deepest love and sympathy. Mike, Sandi, Mickey and Mackenzie|
Sandi Waldron (Lincoln, NE)
|7:16PM Jan 5th, 2018|
|Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.|
David Royal (Oklahoma City, OK)