Lavern 'Vern' Klausing
Lavern 'Vern' Klausing

Nov. 8, 1928 – June 8, 2019

VAN WERT, Ohio – Lavern "Vern" Klausing, 90, of Van Wert died at 11:36 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was born in Ottoville, Ohio on Nov. 8, 1928, to the late Aloysius and Margaret (Worst) Klausing. He married the former Lois J. McNamara and she preceded him in death. They enjoyed over 70 years of marriage.

Vern retired a Vice President and member of the board of directors at Kennedy Manufacturing Company, in Van Wert, after 30 plus years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and had served on the board of director's of both the Van Wert County Swimming Pool and Van Wert County Hospital.

He is survived by his two children; Lisa Klausing and her husband, Martin Vahtra of New York City and James Klausing and his wife, Chris Klausing of Avon Lake, Ohio; and grandchildren, Daniel Klausing, Lili Vahtra, and Spencer Vahtra.

In addition to his parents and wife, Vern was preceded in death by his brothers, Ervin, Ernest (who died at the age of 9), Robert, Elmer, Paul, Clarence, and Frederick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert with Father Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, Van Wert.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.