LaVern “Coke” Denny, 80, of Belvidere, IL passed away on February 1, 2020 in Chicago, IL surrounded by his family. He was born on November 14, 1939 in Wabasha, MN, to Floyd and Violet Denny. Coke married his loving wife, Mary Lou Sugranis, on April 4, 1968 in Sisseton, SD. He retired in 1998 from the Chrysler Corporation after 30 years of service. Coke was a UAW member and a past member of the Moose Club in Belvidere. Coke was a man of many talents, he enjoyed playing his guitar as well as spending time with his brother Tom working on old trucks. Coke enjoyed fishing, tinkering in the garage and working on his vast watch collection. Most importantly Coke loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He will be missed by all.
LaVern will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Jerry Denny and Tammy (John) Saunders; daughter-in-law, Andrea Denny; grandchildren, Savannah Lee, Brittany (Matt) Singer, Jacob Denny, Colton Allendorf, and Brittney (Alfred) Washington and Araya; great-grandchildren, Hunter Denny, Averleigh Singer; siblings Bob, Shirley, David as well as numerous family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Steven Denny; siblings Tom and Geraldine.
The funeral ceremony will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. The visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until time of service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 the church. Memorial contributions in LaVern’s name may be gifted to the Denny Family. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.