FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

LaVern P. Nosal
Age - 83
12/3/1926 - 12/20/2009


Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM, 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 
Reverend Tom Weisbecker
will be officiating.

Vigil
7:00 PM, 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 

Visitation
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 
Visitation continues Wednesday morning
from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. also at the church.

Interment
St. Bonaventure Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
Military Honors by Hartman Post #84
American Legion Honor Guard.
     
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Lavern died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at the Columbus Community Hospital following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

LaVern P. Nosal was born December 3, 1926 in Ravenna, Nebraska to Stanley and Katherine (Kuta) Nosal. He was raised in Ravenna and graduated from Kearney High School. LaVern served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from October 1944 - July 1946. On April 17, 1947 he was united in marriage to Betty Stuefer at St. Anthony Church in Columbus. LaVern was a long time truck driver in transportation affiliated with Clark Brothers Transfer for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Church where he served as an usher and hour of adoration. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. LaVern enjoyed Nebraska football, playing cards, gardening and afternoon coffee and conversation.

He is survived by:

Wife: Betty Nosal of Columbus, NE
Son: Terry (Janice) Nosal of Fremont, NE
Son: Steve Nosal of Lincoln, NE
Daughter: Nancy (Gaylen) Kamrath of Rising City, NE
Daughter: Susan (Ray) Steffel of Beaver Lake, NE
Daughter: Kathy (Tom) Rosenthal of Elkhorn, NE
Son: Michael (Janelle) Nosal of Lincoln, NE
Daughter: Julie Travis and significant other Duain Colburn of Lincoln, NE
Son: Jeff (Cori) Nosal of Greeley, CO
Son-in-law: David Chen of Austin, TX
Sister: Rachel Sommers of Chula Vista, CA
Sister-in-law: Marie Nosal of Wisner, NE
Sister-in-law: Pat Nosal of Lincoln, NE
27 Grandchildren
28 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by:

Father: Stanley Nosal
Mother: Katherine Nosal
Daughter: Mary (Nosal) Chen
Daughter-in-law: Becky Bell
Sister: Genevieve Beavers
Brother: Dennis Nosal
Sister: Rita Nosal
Brother: Johnny Nosal

Memorials may be directed to St. Bonaventure Church or the National Lung Cancer Awareness.





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