MERTON

LaVerne 'Sonny' Beckman

June 8, 1917 - Aug. 11, 2006

LaVerne Sonny Beckman, 89, of Merton, passed away Friday Aug. 11, 2006.

For 35 years, Sonny and his wife owned and operated Sonny & Tracys Tavern on Lake Keesus. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and loved hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Siegl; his grandchildren, Dean (Kelly) Siegl, Alan (Karen) Siegl and Amy Jo (Jason) Koboski; his great-grandchildren, Shandi, Michelle, Kori, Kyle, Justin and Abigail and his special friend, Bill Tischaefer. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy, and his sister, Leona Hanson.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the Luko-Evert Funeral Home 170 Warren Ave., Hartland. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Virginia Health and Rehab Center in Waukesha.

The Luko-Evert Funeral Home of Hartland, 367-2156, is assisting the family.