|LaVerne Israelson, 83|
|Written by TRF Times|
Minneapolis - LaVerne Israelson, 83, died Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Minneapolis Veterans Home, Minneapolis.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Mark Helgeland officiating. Interment will be held Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at Johnson Funeral Service with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday evening and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Emmett LaVerne Israelson was born August 21, 1921 in Lake Bronson, the son of Emmett and Agnes (Berg) Israelson. He graduated from High School in Thief River Falls. LaVerne enlisted in the United States Air Force during World War II and spent four years as flight engineer. After the war he attended school and became a master plumber.
On June 6, 1966, LaVerne was united in marriage to Beatrice Magner. The couple made their home in Thief River Falls and a son was born to this union. The couple owned and operated Northwoods Trapping and Hunting Supply for over 25 years. They built a home in Smiley Township. He has written four books on wildlife, their habits, how they live, and also how to trap them. Also, he has invented 34 kinds of traps and lures which call the animals to the hunter.
Survivors include one son, Brian Israelson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; step-sons, Gaylan (Tracy) Melvie of Newfolden and Rick Melvie of Florida; three grandchildren; two sisters, Burnell Netteland of Broomfield, Colo., and Janet Jensen Broomfield, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice on May 9, 2001; his parents; brother and sisters, Doris Seefeldt, Anna Grace Gillespie, Darleen Biddle and Hardy Israelson. A00003B2005JL06