funeral service for LaVerne Kelso will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, Illinois. DIRECTIONS Please see below for visitation information.

LaVerne KelsoLaVerne Alice Kelso (nee Lahn) was born May 24, 1924, the only child of Lillian (nee Schalk) and Elmer Lahn. She was baptized LaVerne Alice Bertha Lahn in Chicago on June 7, 1924.  She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lombard on April 10, 1938. She graduated from St. John’s Lutheran Grade School in Lombard on June 17, 1938. LaVerne graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst on June 15, 1942.  She then attended Bryant & Stratton Secretarial College and graduated on November 24, 1942.  She retired from the American Foundrymen’s Society in Des Plaines on January 4, 1989, after 45 years of dedicated service in an administrative management role. After retirement, she worked part time at BMO Harris Bank for 14 years in an administrative role. She was a long-time resident of Lombard and loved to travel both internationally and domestically. LaVerne was very devoted to her parents and their care, right up until their passing. She also enjoyed gardening and socializing with many friends. Many of us often enjoyed her exquisite taste, quick wit, vast vocabulary, and profound knowledge of the Bible. She was a long time member of St. John’s in Lombard and loved to sing in church and in the church choir. She was also very involved in the LWML for many years. Her faith remained strong throughout her life.

LaVerne was taken home to our Heavenly Father on November 3, 2017.  Our gratitude is extended to her pastors, relatives, friends, and caregivers; who were with her and helped ease her discomfort here on Earth.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 11 at 10:00a at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard  (Lying in state 9:30a till time of service). Interment is private.

The family will have a continental breakfast here at St. John’s for family and friends Saturday morning at 9:00a.