LaVerne Doris Ibeling

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:38 pm

LaVerne Doris Ibeling, 86, of Ackley, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the Grand Jivante in Ackley, after two years of fighting many health issues.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley, with visitation that morning starting at 9 a.m. The Sietsema Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

LaVerne D Quandahl was born June 27, 1929, at her grandfather’s farm in Bluffton Township, Winneshiek county, to Harry M and Vera D (Walter) Quandahl. She was baptized at the Hauge Lutheran Church near Decorah and confirmed in the Burr Oak Lutheran Church. She grew up on the family farm in Burr Oak Township, attended nearby Lost Nation School, District No. 8 and graduated from Decorah High School in 1948. LaVerne was united in marriage July 11, 1948, to George R Ibeling, son of John and Tena (Burma) Ibeling, in Decorah. To the union two children were born. During high school, LaVerne worked at Sears and Roebuck in Decorah. After George and LaVerne were married they moved to Ackley. George worked for the Iowa Highway Patrol for a short while after they were married and then they started and owned Ibeling Insurance and Real Estate for approximately 50 years. LaVerne worked at Ibeling Insurance with George and still found time to be very active in the community. LaVerne was a member and very active in the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley, a PEO member since 1978, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 252 since 1949, member of the ladies circle at church, a Chamber member for many years and belonged to many bridge clubs. LaVerne was very unselfish in the many ways she wanted to help other people. She loved the many close friendships she has made over the years and cared dearly about each of you. She also loved spending time with her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: a daughter-in-law, Debra Ibeling Swanson and her husband, Dave, of Ackley; grandson, Daniel (Mary) Ibeling of Denver; granddaughter, Janelle Ibeling and her boyfriend, Jake Thomas, of Iowa Falls; great-granddaughters, Madelyn Ibeling and Stella Thomas; step-granddaughter Shayna (Hans) Gulstrand of St Louis Park, Minn.; step-grandson Cale Swanson of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother-in-law, Dale (Leda) Ibeling of Ackley; brother-in-law, John (Patricia) Ibeling of Ackley; brother-in-law, Donald Ibeling of Mesa, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Doris Ibeling of Ackley; brother-in-law, Marvin Wicks of Harmony, Minn.; sister-in-law Verna Quandahl of Spring Grove, Minn., and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Ibeling (2010); two sons, Neil Ibeling (1992) and Max Ibeling (2007); two brothers, Arthur Quandahl (1994) and Robert Quandahl (1995); a sister, Virginia Wicks (2011); brother-in-law, Robert Ibeling; and sister-in-law, Mary Ibeling.

The family would like to thank all of you for everything you did for LaVerne when she was ill and now for all the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy.

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