Lavern C. Parshen, 91, of Minocqua, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2019 at the Season of Life Hospice House surrounded by her husband of 72 years and family.

She was born in Oconto Falls to Steven and Camille Trudell. She graduated from Oconto Falls High School and in 1968 returned to school as an adult to receive her LPN from NWTI. She worked for many years in the Oconto Falls Hospital and Nursing Home. She retired to Minocqua in 1990. Once in Minocqua, Lavern volunteered at Marshfield Clinic-Minocqua Center doing blood pressure screening, where she met many wonderful people.

Lavern is survived by her husband Wilbur, children Cheryl “Cookie” (Gary) Scheffen of Lac du Flambeau, Patricia (Dick) Bechtel of Arbor Vitae and Larry (Cindy Stien) Parshen of Shawano; three grandchildren, Stacey (Jim) Fischer of Mukwonago, Beth (Scott) Hordesky of Brookfield, Andy (Brittany DeKarske) Parshen of Shawano; and four great-grandchildren, Brady and Riley Fischer, Anna and Ivy Hordesky.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rodney and Robert Trudell.

A private family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to HYF/Seasons of Life Hospice House P.O. Box 770 Woodruff, WI 54568

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, 715-356-3200 or visit www.bolgerfuneral.com to share condolences.