LaVerne D. ‘Vern’ Zoellick
Nov. 20, 1940 — Dec. 30, 2016
LaVerne D. “Vern” Zoellick, age 76, of Jefferson, a former longtime resident of Waukesha, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Jefferson Memory Care. He was born on November 20, 1940, to Carl Zoellick and Lucille (Sayles).
He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and later was united in marriage to Phyllis (Drays) on July 4, 1964. He was employed at Waukesha Electric for 32 years before retiring. He enjoyed his motorcycle, and for many years went on annual trips with friends, but his greatest joy in life came from being a grandpa.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis of Jefferson; his son, LaVerne II “Kidder” Zoellick of West Allis; his daughter, Dawn (Steve Miller) Zoellick-Cantrall of Juneau; his granddaughters, Carlee Cantrall and Amanda Miller; and siblings Diane (Steve) Snyder of Hayward, Ron (Linda) Sayles of Genesee, Sue Sayles of Waukesha, Jim Sayles of Waukesha, Jane (Mike) Sporer of New Berlin, Shirley (John) Pleva of Waukesha and Mike (Lori) Sayles of Wales. He is also survived by other relatives and friends, especially his best buddies, Kenny and Phil.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honoring LaVerne’s wishes, no services will be held. A celebration will be held at a later date.
Visit Schneider Michaelis Funeral Home, 920-674-3960, is serving the family. Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in his memory.