March 16, 2014
Des Moines, Iowa
10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Sully Christian School
January 9, 1928 - March 16, 2014
Wilford Roy Laverman, 86, was born on January 9, 1928, to John and Kate (Fopma) Laverman. He attended a country school near his home and graduated from the eighth grade.
On August 16, 1950, Wilford was united in marriage with Henrietta Van Rees at the Sully Christian Reformed Church. They were blessed with five children: Gayle, Wes, Julie, Dennis, and Karla. Wilford served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Wilford and Henrietta farmed for many years prior to moving to Sully. He then worked part-time at Precision Pulley and Idler in Pella.
Wilford was a faithful member of the Sully Christian Reformed Church where he was privileged to serve as both Elder and Deacon. He was also involved with the Gideons and was on boards of various organizations; Sully Christian School, Sully Coop, and the Sully Cemetery. He also enjoyed volunteering for several projects one of them being PET in Leighton.
Wilford was a faithful husband, loving and caring, steadfast family man and friend.
Wilford passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center at the age of eighty-six. Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Henrietta; his five children; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; his brother and his wife, Lester and Marcella Laverman; and his in-laws: Joan Verhey, Joyce and Charles Brand, Dave and Bonnie Van Rees.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters and their husbands, Betty and Bernie Nikkel and Charlene and Marion Vander Hart; his grandson, Jeremy Laverman; parents-in-law, Lawrence and Wilma Van Rees; and siblings-in-law, Bernie and Lenora Nikkel and Ben Verhey.
Wife: Henrietta Laverman – Sully
Gayle and Ervin Fopma – Sully
Eric and Michelle Fopma
Jacob, Noah, Evan, Claire Fopma
Greg and Melanie Fopma
Kyra, Derek Fopma
Lucas and Sarah Fopma
Wes and Cindy Laverman – Sully
Ryan and Jana Laverman
Julie and Lowell Vander Molen – Pella
Joel Vander Molen
Dennis and Linda Laverman – Pella
Jason and Stephanie Laverman
Jeff Laverman and Jenna Ellsworth
Karla Wynja – Pella