LaVern D. "Red" Rockwell, Elkhorn, WI (1939-2015)

Share on Facebook Print Print
September 2, 2015

September 13, 1939 - August 30, 2015

LaVern D. "Red" Rockwell, age 75, of Elkhorn, WI, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. LaVern was born on Sept. 13, 1939, son of the late Richard and Tessie Rockwell. LaVern was united in marriage to Judy Johnson on Feb. 16, 1964, in Sturgis, SD. They have made the Elkhorn area their home for the last 35 years. Lavern was a proud Veteran of the Air Force, he belonged to the Veterans for Peace and the Sierra Club; He was also on the Board of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, and ran for State Senate in 2006 and 2010. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family and rooting the Packers to victory.

LaVern is survived by his wife, Judy; three children: Bryan (Sandra) Rockwell of Milledgeville, IL, Shawn (Jim) Campisi of Machesney Park, IL, and Randy (Lori) Rockwell of Whitewater, WI; three sisters: Evelyn Metcalf of Albuquerque, NM, Anne Long of Verona, WI, and Barbara (Michael) Jordon of Dundee, IL; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. LaVern was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Rockwell; sister, Clara Amacher; and one brother-in-law, William Metcalf.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at 12 p.m. officiated by Pastor Dick Inglett at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI. A Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of Flowers, the family has requested Memorials in LaVern's name be made out to the Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter, 222 S. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703. Guest registry may be found at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY of Elkhorn, is assisting the family.


Share on Facebook Print Print