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|LaVern Leroy Schoon
July 11, 1929–August 21, 2013
|LaVern Schoon, age 84, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 Saturday morning, August 24, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello. Rev. James Adix will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Friday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
LaVern Leroy Schoon was born July 11, 1929. He was the son of George C. and Matilda (Kray) Schoon. At sixteen years of age he started helping his father at the family owned Sinclair Station. Upon graduating from Monticello Community Schools in 1946, he joined his father George C. and grandfather, William G. at Schoon Implement in Monticello. In 1965 he bought the business from his father and added the Dodge line of cars and trucks. They were one of the oldest Allis Chalmers dealers in Iowa. They also sold New Idea, Arts Way and Owatonna Equipment.
LaVern married Vera Fay Null on June 10, 1948. They were blessed with four sons, David (Penny) Schoon, Dan (Deb) Schoon, both of Monticello, Doug (Sarah) Schoon, Coralville, Dana (Lisa) Schoon, Monticello. He is survived by all of them as well as seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and his sister, Susan (Curt) Paulsen, Scotch Grove and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Parrot and Betty Lou McVay. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Elnora and husband Herb Husman, his mother and father-in-law, E. B. and Gusty Null and two brothers-in-law, Bob Parrot and LaVerne McMay.
LaVern was a lifelong member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He was also an accomplished musician and played his accordion in many bands, including the Dick Ketelsen Band, the Tom Owens Cowboys and the Ray Aldo Orchestra.
LaVern was a member of the Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Lions Club. He earned many awards during his career selling farm equipment and automobiles. LaVern and Vera loved to travel and camp with friends.
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