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LaVern Francis Mitchell

February 24, 1957 — February 22, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial Service for LaVern Mitchell, age 64 of Oakdale, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Neligh, Nebraska with Father Pat Nields, Officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church with a 8:00 p.m. Prayer Service.  Inurnment will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements.  LaVern passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Condolences may be directed to the family at

LaVern Francis Mitchell was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 24, 1957 to Francis and Rose Mary (Salber) Mitchell.  He was raised on the farm beginning in Petersburg and moved to the Oakdale area farm in 1964 and has resided there since.  He attended county school District 47 where he was known for his fast speed at track meets.  LaVern graduated from Neligh High School with the Class of 1975.  On July 29, 1978 he was married to Stacey (Schleusener) at Orchard, Nebraska.  LaVern cherished his grandchildren, enjoyed fishing, hot rods, growing sweetcorn, and watermelons.  There was nothing that LaVern couldn’t fix, metal, wood, fabricating replacement parts or blowing things up.  He made intoxicating wine and enjoyed sharing it with friends.
LaVern is survived by wife, Stacey of Oakdale, NE.  Sons, Allen Vraspir (Lisa) of Neligh, NE, Joshua (Sarah) Mitchell of Oakdale, NE, and Jesse (Bonnie) Mitchell of Oakdale, NE.  Daughter, Tasha (Otis) Parker of New Caney, TX.  Grandchildren:  Hannah Vraspir, Ariah Mitchell, Dacia Mitchell, Connor Mitchell, Ella Mitchell, Kathleen Parker, and Lydia Parker.  Sister, LaVerna Doyle and family of Belle Plain, KS.
Preceded in Death by his parents.
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Friday, February 25, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St. Francis Catholic Church

702 W 11th St, Neligh, NE 68756

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Oakdale Cemetery

, Oakdale, NE 68761

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