A Private Family Funeral Service for LaVera L. Roemhildt, age 88, of Norfolk, will be Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Paul Hirsch will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery. Public Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. The service will be live streamed on the St. Paul’s website at www.stpls.com by clicking on the Livestream Service icon. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at her home in Norfolk.
LaVera Luleen was the gift of God, born September 4, 1932 to Arthur and Hortense Dallman in New Ulm, Minnesota. The Holy Spirit brought LaVera in His family of believers through Holy Baptism at St. Paul’s in New Ulm, MN. After receiving instruction in God’s Word, LaVera confessed her faith at her confirmation at Trinity Lutheran in Nicollet, MN.
Our Lord united LaVera in marriage to Keith Goodrich on September 11, 1950. They made their home on a farm near Pemberton, MN where they were blessed with three daughters, Sherry, Shirley, and Shelley. On June 27, 1960, the Lord called Keith home to heaven. LaVera was blessed with the Lord’s guidance as she married Elmer Roemhildt on December 17, 1961. Elmer and LaVera lived on a farm near Cleveland, MN where they were blessed with two sons, Arthur and Louis. On November 14, 2008, the Lord called Elmer home to heaven.
LaVera earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education in Home Economics at Mankato State College. She taught at the High School level at Henderson, MN while earning her Master’s Degree. With her Master’s degree, she was offered a position at Wayne State College in August 1968 where she taught as a Professor of Home Economics and Fashion Merchandising. While teaching at Wayne State College, LaVera also earned her Doctorate at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX by conducting research in textiles.
LaVera moved to the Meadows on July 31, 2016. LaVera leaves hope in the certainty of eternal life in heaven and a blessed reunion there. She is survived by her daughters Sherry (Ronald) Kraemer of Norfolk, Shirley (Martin) Lesch of Omaha, Shelley (Addison) Goff of Ruston, LA, sons Arthur (Denise) Roemhildt of Omaha, Louis Roemhildt (Julie) of Hartsville, SC, 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and 2 great grandchildren.
LaVera’s family appreciates everyone’s prayers, support and kindness. We also give special thanks to our Pastor at St. Paul’s, our church family, Mom’s care family at the Meadows, Bel Air, and medical care here in the communities of Wayne and Norfolk along with her continued care at Faith Regional.
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