La Verne returned to the farm in 1965 and met the love of his life, Carol Sue Halverson.Carol and La Verne were united in marriage March 15, 1969 and to this union, three children were born; Julie Sue, Jill La Vonne and Adam La Verne.To this union, four children were born: Ruth, Edith, Jean and Warren.As the children grew, the family moved into Murdo so they could attend school.La Verne loved the farm and wasn’t afraid to try new things.Alfred and La Verne were the first in Lyman County to have air seeders and tractors with triples.Those left to mourn her passing include her children, Ruth (Carroll) Cash, Belle Fourche, Edith (Dale) Fischer, Hershey, NE, and Jean (Clifford) Kinsley, Murdo; siblings, Annabelle Mc Daniel, Rapid City, Fred Lebeda, Michigan, Betty (Russ) Beck, Pierre, and Leone Kreager, Valley, NE; 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.Julia was preceded in death by her husband, John Carroll Broecher in 1974; a son, Warren; a great grandson, Luke Hanson, and siblings, Daniel, Kenneth, Helen, James, Wilbert, Leonard, Anton, Thomas and Bernard.
Julia lived independently until she was 100 before moving in with her daughter Jean.
He will be remembered as a hardworking man, loyal friend and generous guy, who always had a helping hand to offer.
In 2010 La Verne was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare form of blood cancer.
A stem cell transplant wasn’t 100% successful but did extend his life.
A year later he lost kidney function and had kidney dialysis three days a week in Pierre.