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LaVerne Leland Oaks

February 23, 1932 March 25, 2016
LaVerne Leland Oaks
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Obituary for LaVerne Leland Oaks

LaVerne Leland Oaks, of Oxford, formerly of Williamsburg, MI, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday March 25, 2016 at age 84. Vern was raised in Fairview, MI and was brought up in the Mennonite Church. He loved his God and especially his children and family. While in Oxford, he attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was an avid horseshoe player, belonging to the Lake Orion Horseshoe Club and the Camp Inn Horseshoe Group in Frostproof, FL, where he wintered for many years. Vern was a salesman and truck driver, most recently with Century Sun in Traverse City.

Vern was predeceased by his wife Etheleen (Bacon), the mother of his children. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (McMeans), his children Joy (Dennis) Halverson, Charlevoix, MI, Gayle (Robert) Obrect, San Diego, CA, Dale (Quynh) Oaks, Murfreesboro, TN and Rick (Tammy) Oaks, Garland, TX and grandchildren Jessica, Erik, Olivia, Chelsee and Brandon and 8 great-grandchildren. Also Surviving are step-children Michael McMeans, Frankenmuth, MI, Cathy (Eric) Eisenhardt, Leonard, MI and Connie McMeans of Oxford, MI, step-grandchildren Connie, Carly, Nathan, Sean, Elise, Matthew, Cameron and Cortney, and 4 step great-children. Vern is also survived by his sisters Ethel (Paul) Weaver, Stuart Drafts, VA, Ruby Waddell, Midland, MI and Eunice (Marlin) Kauffman, Alto, MI. Following Vern's wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held June 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Brutus Mennonite Church, 3834 Euclid Ave., Brutus, MI with Pastor Jim Gerber and assisted by Pastor Virgil Hershburger of Fairview, MI. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, 105 Greenwood St., Petosky, MI. Memorials may be made to: Northern Michigan Relief Sale P.O. Box 73, Fairview, MI 48621. www.reliefsale.org

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Memorial Service

Saturday

11

Jun

11:00 AM 6/11/2016 11:00:00 AM
Brutus Mennonite Church

3834 Euclid Ave.
Brutus , MI 49716

A Memorial Service will be held June 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Brutus Mennonite Church, 3834 Euclid Ave., Brutus, MI with Pastor Jim Gerber and assisted by Pastor Virgil Hershburger of Fairview, MI.

Brutus Mennonite Church
3834 Euclid Ave. Brutus 49716 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Northern Michigan Relief Sale

Memorials may be made to: Northern Michigan Relief Sale P.O. Box 73, Fairview, MI 48621. www.reliefsale.org
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