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Lavern F. Richert

Lavern F. Richert Lavern F. Richert


Lavern F. Richert, 96, of Medford, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home, surrounded by family, under the care of Hope Hospice. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held. Lavern was born on May 17, 1923 to Henry and Ida (Thies) Richert in Illinois. He married Betty Schultz on March 13, 1943 in Elgin, Ill. and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2014. Lavern was a dairy and chicken farmer in Crystal Lake, Ill. and in the township of Molitor. He also worked at a foundry in Crystal Lake. He was a janitor in the school system of Crystal Lake. He returned to Medford and was a janitor at the Centennial Hall Apartment Complex until his retirement. Lavern was a member of Community United Church of Christ, in his spare time he enjoyed listening to polka music and playing cards and bingo at the senior center, where he was known as “Sparky”.

Lavern is survived by his daughter, Judy (Roy) Acker of Medford; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Lavern was preceded in death by two daughters, Joan Richert in infancy and Bonnie Fleming; a son, Marvin Richert; a granddaughter, Paula Feaster; a great-grandson, Jacob Potocnik; and siblings, Evelyn, Norma, Harvey and Gladys.

Hemer Funeral Home of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.


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