LaVerne Westercamp

LaVerne Westercamp, 81, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

He was born on September 11, 1941, at his family home outside of Bonaparte, Iowa, the son of John and Elsie (Triplett) Westercamp. On December 7, 1968, he married Deah Gorman.

He is survived by his wife: Deah; six children: Laura Dean, Ginger (Craig) Cunningham, Dustin (Jill) Westercamp, Missy (Josh Mayes) Snider, Tianna (Dale) Fincher and Jed Westercamp; grandchildren: Terra, Winter, Chelby, Cheyenne, Courtney, Corby, Dalton, Denton, Jolene, Jonny, Justin, Reece, Seth, Konner, Kennedy and Paisley and many great grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers: Rex, Marvin and Dave and two sisters: Velma and Audrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Elsie; granddaughter: Summer; three brothers: Hubert, Charles and Max and two sisters: Vivian and Joyce.

LaVerne was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed working with livestock, hunting and riding his mule with family and friends. He would invite everyone to Funday Sunday every week!

His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington with Reverend Mark Caston officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his memory for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House or Every Step Hospice.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at