February 20, 1927 - January 22, 2018
LaVern E. Link a longtime Grand Ledge resident passed away January 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. LaVern was born February 20, 1927 in Shelby, Michigan to the late Elliott and Goldie (Cole) Link. After his junior year he went proudly to serve his county in the Navy during WW II. After returning from the war LaVern attended Cedar Lake Academy, then on to Emmanuel Missionary College, graduating with religion and education degrees and then later graduated from Michigan State University earning a Master’s Degree and went on to a career in education where he taught and served as a principal, retiring after 33 years. LaVern also built many residential homes in the Grand Ledge area. He also used his skills to help build the Grand Ledge Seventh-day Adventist Church where he was a longtime faithful member. The community always enjoyed LaVern’s extensive display of Christmas decorations he worked diligently to put up each year around his home. He enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and spending time with his family, especially the grandkids and great grandkids. He is survived by his children, Linda (Karl) Dickerson, Debbie ( Buddy) Oliver, Pennie (Mike) Clements, Wendell (Stella) Link and Marcia (Brian) Cierlik; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Lynn (Ken) McCally along with several nieces and nephews. LaVern was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby M. Link and his second wife, Nancy Sistrunck Link. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Ledge Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge and Friday at the church from 10-11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Grand Ledge Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Service Center 4980 Burt Avenue, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837.
LaVern E. Link a longtime Grand Ledge resident passed away January 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. LaVern was born February 20, 1927 in Shelby, Michigan to the late Elliott and Goldie (Cole) Link. After his junior year... View Obituary & Service Information
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