LaVerne Jackson


Harry LaVerne Jackson, age 77, of Mondamin, Iowa, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his home in Mondamin, Iowa. LaVerne was born June 27, 1942 in rural Modale, Iowa to Harry and Frances (Motz) Jackson. LaVerne graduated from Modale in 1960. LaVerne married his soul mate and best friend, Shirley Bair, on October 20, 1962 at the Church of Christ in Missouri Valley, Iowa. To this union two children were born. Kim (Steve) Thayer and Cory (Christy) Jackson. LaVerne was a member of the Missouri Valley Church of Christ and dedicated his life to Jesus through baptism on the night of his and Shirley’s wedding rehearsal. LaVerne dedicated his life to his family, friends and farming. He farmed his entire life in the area in which he was born and raised and retired in 2018. He was a member of the Mondamin Fire Department for over 20 years. Through the years LaVerne enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and taste testing all of Shirl’s baking throughout their many years together. If LaVerne wasn’t tinkering down on the farm you would often find him out hunting, going for a drive to look at the crops or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends at the morning “safety meetings” at the Jiffy Mart. He also enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Randy, who he wanted to give a heartfelt thank you for taking him to many doctor appointments and helping him get things done on the farm, down at the shop and at home. LaVerne was a loyal husband, the best dad two kids could ever ask for and he was a man who had never met a stranger. He also kept people laughing with his quick wit and dry sense of humor.

LaVerne is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, parents, Frances and Harry Jackson and Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law Deloma and Lloyd Bair.

Survivors include Daughter Kim and her husband, Steve of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Son Cory, and his wife, Christy of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Granddaughters Kendra and her husband, Chris Allington of Yankton, South Dakota and Samantha Jackson of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Sister and Brother-in-Law Peg and Rick Shearer of Little Sioux, Iowa, Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law Bob and Lyn Bair of Blair, Nebraska, Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law Connie and Charlie Waite of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Life long friend, Ruth Utman and husband, Walter of Modale, Iowa, and family, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and several close friends that he loved very much.

The family would like to invite you to a luncheon at the Mondamin Community Center following the graveside service.

The family will direct memorials.

LaVerne requests that you please dress casual as you pay your respects. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In Loving Memory Of Harry LaVerne Jackson

Born June 27, 1942 Modale, Iowa

Entered Into Rest November 9, 2019 Mondamin, Iowa

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019

Christian Church Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Wayne Bahr

Organist Sharon Shelton

Vocalist Rick Powell

Music Selections

“I’ll Leave This World”

Vocalist Selections

“The Old Rugged Cross” “Amazing Grace”

Casket Bearers

Brian Rife Dane Pape

Randy Stolz Mike Stolz

Larry Guttau Roger Spooner

Final Resting Place Noyes Cemetery Mondamin, Iowa

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7 Comments

  • Patty & Tom Niedermyer Posted November 11, 2019 2:06 pm

    What A Wonderful Man.
    Biggest Heart. Special Smile.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Love & Hugs To All The Family.
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer.

  • Naomi Donnelson Doering Posted November 12, 2019 10:05 am

    So very sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain and comfort you in the days ahead. I babysat for you kids many years ago. You had wonderful parents!

  • Donella Pauli Posted November 12, 2019 2:00 pm

    My prayers to Kim, Cory, and families. No matter where I saw your dad, he always had a smile and a comment. I had to be prepared because I would never know what that comment might be! Even when he couldn’t get around so well, he didn’t complain. He was just happy to see people. Hugs to you!

  • Elaine Turgeon Posted November 12, 2019 8:10 pm

    I met Laverne at the family reunion with his cousin Gary the many time I seen him with Shirley was such warmth and pleasure every time. Always received a birthday card and when Shirley passed he called me to let me know such a great friend prayers to all

  • Sherry McColley Jabens Posted November 12, 2019 8:17 pm

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Susan Seaton Posted November 12, 2019 10:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. What a guy. You couldn’t help but have a good time when he was around. He always made me laugh. He will be missed.

  • Doug Sublet Posted November 18, 2019 4:58 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. I know mom and dad would talk about the memorable times spent with Harry and Shirley. The stories they could tell.

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