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LaVerne M. Zilge

LaVerne M. Zilge

October 15, 1926- November 5, 2017

MASON CITY: LaVerne M. Zilge, 91, of Mason City, IA, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at

LaVerne was born October 15, 1926, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Roy and Ella (Gust) Lindgren. She graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1944. On May 29, 1946, LaVerne married LuVerne “Vern” O. Zilge in St. Louis Park, MN. LaVerne and Vern moved to Mason City in 1968, opened and operated Zilge's Appliance Center and continued to operate their store until they retired in 1990. LaVerne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bridge, volunteering at church, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, West Campus, Music Man Square and KCMR. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she belonged to church circle.

LaVerne is survived by her children: Susan (Steven) Wittwer of Minneapolis and Larry (Kathy) Zilge of Mason City; 5 grandchildren: Paul (Ashley) Schutz, Kris (Sara) Zilge, Ryan (Jannah) Wittwer, Tina (John) Rudolph and Dillon Burnett; 9 great grandchildren; brother: Roy (Terry) Lindgren; and sister-in-law: Marlys Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2008; daughter: Janet (Tom) Burnett; brother: Gerald Lindgren; and sister-in-law: Rosie (John) Kucheska and brother-in-law: Donald Hunter.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924,

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