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Laverna L. Huff

1926 to 2015


Laverna L. Huff, 88, a longtime Lodgepole resident, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 in Lincoln.

At her request, Laverna was cremated in Lincoln. A Celebration of Life for Laverna will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lodgepole, with Pastor Kathy Montira officiating. The family will have private graveside service in the Pleasant View Cemetery at another time. The family will be available before and after the Celebration. The family requests casual, bright colored attire as we celebrate Laverna's life.

Memorials for Laverna should be designated to Snow Redfern Foundation in Alliance or a charity of your choice.

You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at

She was born on Dec. 23, 1926 to John and Henrietta (Strein) Block and lived most of her life around Lodgepole. She graduated from Lodgepole High School and on September 13, 1944 she married Robert (Bob) Huff, her high school sweetheart. They lived 2 years in San Diego while Bob was in the Navy. Upon his release, they moved back to the Lodgepole area where he farmed and drove a grain truck for Tremain Trucking until his death in 1989.

Laverna was a homemaker and later worked at the Coffee Cup Café in Lodgepole and also sold Beauty Counselor makeup. She was a talented seamstress whose services were much in demand, especially when a new wardrobe of cheerleading outfits were needed, or a wedding required multiple bridesmaids dresses. She was also very active in her community, helping for years with dinners for the Lions Club and in her church, making many quilts and serving in many church activities.

In 2011, for health reasons, she moved to Lincoln. While there, she enjoyed being a part of family activities like volleyball games, birthday parties, and holiday gatherings. During her stay in Lincoln, she was very well taken care of by the caring staff at Country House Memory Care and later at Sumner Place Nursing Home.

She is survived by her children: daughter Pat (Phil) Williams, Lincoln, son Art (Mary) Huff, Lincoln, and daughter Peggy (Steve) Hunter, Wellington, Colo. .; nine grandchildren: Bill (Robin) Lahman and children Danielle, Cody, Sierra, Piper and Preslie, Lincoln, Krystal (Shane) York and son Brayden, Odessa, TX, Ryan (Julie) Huff and son Hudson and a baby due in February, Lincoln, Aaron (Jen) Huff and sons Sam, Gabe, and Judah, Lincoln, Nicole (Ryan) Shields and children Avery, Eli, and Isla, Omaha, Sarah (Todd) Vest and son Xander, Omaha, Laura (Charlie) Slocum and children Nathan, Elli, and Joel, Ft. Collins, Ashley (Mike) Browning and children Jeremiah, Rebekah, Gabriella and Michael, Loveland, and Alex (Mindy) Hunter and baby Hunter due in December, Wellington, Colo .; four step-grandkids and nine step-great grandkids; sisters Mary Just, Eugene, Ore. and Rosalie Klentz, Cody, Wyo., and many nieces and nephews.

Laverna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, infant daughter Lucinda, brothers Edmund and Richard Block, sisters Florence Wegner and Lorraine Ledbetter, great granddaughter Harper Huff, sister-in-law Leila Huff, brother and sister-in-law Don and Nic Fraass and her father and mother-in-law Ted and Hazel Huff.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Huff family.


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