LaVerne M Meyer passed away at the age of 94 on June 23, 2024 surrounded by family. She was born on July 30, 1929 at rural Lanham, Nebraska to William F. and Agnes L. Scheele. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanham, Kansas on August 4, 1929 . She was confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Odell, NE on May 16, 1943. Her bible verse Hebrews 15:5 “Be content with such things you have for he has said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

She attended rural Lanham schools, graduating in 8th grade. She immediately went to work as household help for many families in the area. Later she worked at the Lutheran Hospital and for Lincoln Telephone Telegraph company in Beatrice NE. prior to getting married. She also worked 10 years at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Kansas before retiring to enjoy her family and hobbies.

She was united in marriage to Marvin G. Meyer on February 20, 1955 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Odell, NE. Six children were born to this union. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening especially flowers inside and out, feeding and watching birds, crocheting, word puzzles, and baking.

She is survived by her children Beverly (Dennis) Wilson, Bremen, KS, Janice (Kyle) Duntz, Odell, NE, David Meyer Elkhorn, NE, Sharon Meyer Beatrice, NE, and John (Gayle) Meyer. Odell, NE, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Brothers Merlin Scheele, Edward (Carol) Scheele, William K. (Linda) Scheele, of Odell, NE and sisters Dorothy Scheele and Diane Waltke, of Lincoln, NE, brothers-in-law Orville Meyer and Greg Guenther, Beatrice, NE, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin, son James, siblings Clarence “Mike” Scheele, Norma VanLaningham, Evelyn Guenther, sisters-in-law Delores Scheele, Shirley Scheele, Helen Meyer and Darlene Willmann, and brothers-in-law Norris Willmann and Elmer Waltke.

Laverne’s body will lie in state from 1-8:00 PM Thursday at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell with the family greeting friends and family from 6-7:30 at the church. Her funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell. The services will be livestreamed or recorded on her memory page at Interment will be in the Odell Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 AM Friday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice for future designation with the funeral home in charge.

As we remember LaVerne, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos to her memorial page at You may also watch her video tribute and service. Your stories and images will serve as a comforting reminder of the love she had for all who knew her.

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.