LaVerne Rueben Lundquist


Apr. 1919 – July 2015

LaVerne Rueben Lundquist, a World War II Veteran, was born in Minnesota in April of 1919. He was one of three children born to George and Minnie Lundquist and grew up and graduated from high school in Minnesota. At 96 years of age, LaVerne had an amazing memory and shared memories of all his years with his family. While in the Navy, LaVerne earned his Good Conduct and Asiatic Pacific medals, the American Area and Victory ribbons. He also qualified as an Area Gunner.

A mild-manner quiet man, LaVerne was a story teller and the coffee shop was a favorite place of LaVerne’s to spend time telling stories. A truck driver for over 60 years in the agriculture industry, LaVerne was a very hard worker and even though he was on the road all the time, he, his wife Dorothy and their four sons loved to travel.

LaVerne is survived by his wife Dorothy; sons Dale (Martha), Darol, Scott and Ron Lundquist; 9 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. LaVerne is proceeded in death by his parents George and Minnie Lundquist and siblings Chester Lundquist and Laura Ohrn.

A Committal Service with Honors will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on July 28, 2015 at 10:30 am with a Memorial Service at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in LaVerne’s name may be sent to Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave Denair, CA 95316.

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