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Lavern "Vern" Klausing

November 8, 1928 ~ June 8, 2019 (age 90)


Lavern "Vern" Klausing, 90, of Van Wert died at 11:36 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was born in Ottoville, Ohio on November 8, 1928 to the late Aloysius and Margaret (Worst) Klausing. He married the late former Lois J. McNamara. They enjoyed over 70 years of marriage.

Vern retired a Vice President and member of the Board of Directors at Kennedy Manufacturing Company, in Van Wert, after 30+ years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and had served on the board of directors of both the Van Wert County Swimming Pool and Van Wert County Hospital.

He is survived by his two children; Lisa Klausing and her husband, Martin Vahtra of New York City and James Klausing and his wife, Chris Klausing of Avon Lake, Ohio; and grandchildren, Daniel Klausing, Lili Vahtra, and Spencer Vahtra.

In addition to his parents and wife, Vern was preceded in death by his brothers, Ervin, Ernest (who died at the age of 9), Robert, Elmer, Paul, Clarence, and Frederick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert with Father Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visistation will be from 3:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, Van Wert.

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June 13, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

June 14, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
611 Jennings Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

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