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LaVern Elson

August 31, 1935 — June 23, 2021


LaVern Fred Elson, 85, Wausau, died June 23, 2021 at his home.

LaVern was born August 31, 1935 in Wausau to the late Harold and Theo (Golla) Elson.  He faithfully served in the US Navy.  He has lived in Wausau for the past 2 decades and enjoyed spending time on his own.  LaVern enjoyed shopping at Walmart, watching movies and drawing in his younger years.

LaVern is survived by his children, Kirk Pelot and Sherry Nillissen; siblings, Henrietta Schultz and Russell Elson; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his sisters, Myra Schuster, Delores Jonas, Phyllis Corda and infant sister, Mary.

There will be a graveside committal at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 30 at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Following the committal, military rites will be performed by VFW Burns Post #388 and personal from the US Navy.

Sincere appreciation goes to all of the residents of LaVern’s apartment complex and all of the friends he met at Walmart over the years.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Restlawn Memorial Park

4710 N Troy St, Wausau, WI 54403

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