Gerald 'Gerry' LaVenture, 56Gerald "Gerry" Joseph LaVenture, age 56, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 9 at his residence.
Gerald "Gerry" Joseph LaVenture, age 56, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 9 at his residence.
Gerry was born June 28, 1956, in New Richmond, the son of Edward and Mildred (Demulling) LaVenture. He was united in marriage on Sept. 7, 1985, to Jennifer Olsen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park, Ill. Their marriage was blessed with four sons: Ross, Cody, Tyler, and Dalton; and a daughter, Jordan. Gerry was employed with Andersen Windows Corporation as a maintenance planner for 26 years.
He loved watching sports and proudly coached his children in Somerset Spartan baseball, football, hockey, and basketball. He was the president of the SAYBA Baseball Association for 12 years. He was a loyal Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed cheering for his favorite team.
He will be dearly missed and remain in the hearts of his loving wife, Jennifer; sons, Ross, Cody, Tyler, and Dalton; daughter, Jordan; siblings, Gina (Mark) Meixner, Donna (Bill) Mitchell, Al (Janet) LaVenture, Marlene Conlin, Lucy (Barry) Shoop, Ken (Vicki) LaVenture, Elaine (Randy) Forsman, Jeanette LaVenture, Dennis (Debbie) LaVenture, and Linda (Wayne) Bohnen; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ron Conlin.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. A Gathering of Family and Friends will follow from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family encourages Gerry’s friends and family to wear Somerset Spartan, Green Bay Packers, Brewers, or Badgers jerseys, or attire in honor of his love of sports.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.