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Laverne H. Steinke, 77, of Clermont, FL formerly of Colfax, WI passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at Cornerstone Hospice in Clermont, FL surrounded by his loving wife of 55 years, Roxann, his brother Gerald and his sister Shirley.

Laverne was born in Menomonie, WI on January 7, 1939 to Herbert and Louise (Wedam) Steinke.  He graduated in 1956 from Aggie High School in Menomonie.  On July 30, 1960 he married Roxann Peterson.  They resided in the Colfax Tainter Lake area until retirement when they moved to Clermont, FL.

Laverne is survived by his wife Roxann of Clermont, FL;  sons, Randy (Sally) Steinke of Colfax, WI; Edward Steinke of Lakeland, FL; grandsons, Joshua, Mitchell and Zachary; granddaughter, Shannon; brother, Gerald (Mary) Steinke of Napa, CA;  sister, Shirley (Tom) Rude of Colfax, WI; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Louise Steinke and daughters-in-law Tammy Steinke and Nancy Steinke.

A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Menomonie, WI at 11:00am Saturday, August 20, 2016.  Fellowship and lunch will be immediately following the service in the Church basement.