LaVerne F. Friday, of Belvidere, IL, left us on December 18, 2017 at the age of 97 to reunite with his bride in the hands of the Lord.
LaVerne is survived by his children, Rodney (Rosalie) Friday, of Belvidere, IL, Donald (Sue Warneke) Friday of Poplar Grove, IL, Dennis (Mary) Friday of Poplar Grove, IL, and Jill (Donald) Huett of Rockton, IL; grandchildren, Jason (Anna) Friday, Joshua (Angela) Friday, Kristin (Joel Koerber) Huett, Paul Huett, and Lauren Friday; great-grandchildren, Anderson Friday, Brody Friday, Brielle Friday and Maxwell Koerber. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, of Belvidere, IL, in January 2005, his parents, and his siblings.
LaVerne was born on September 28, 1920 in Monroe Center, IL, to August and Grace Friday. He graduated from Rochelle High School and after marrying, proudly served his country in World War II. Upon his return home, he moved to Rockford, IL, and spent 40+ years working at Rockford Products. LaVerne was a dedicated member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rockford, IL, and his family will forever remember him as a teacher of both faith and the importance of family. He had a passion for sailing, photography, and gardening.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.