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Larry "Koke" Taveirne

August 26, 1943 September 18, 2014
Larry "Koke" Taveirne
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Obituary for Larry "Koke" Taveirne

Lawrence Edward Taveirne, Jr. (fondly nicknamed 'Koke' by his maternal grandfather) was born on August 26, 1943 in Ghent, Minnesota to Donna (Blanchette) and Lawrence Taveirne, Sr.
Koke grew up in the Marshall, Minnesota area, attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School, and loved to spend time with his maternal grandfather, Donald Blanchette. When he was younger, he worked full-time at Breyfogle Autos and part-time for his best friend, Woody Hanson, at Marshall Theater. He also drove school buses at one time and ran his own automobile business for many years after that. He worked all the way up until his death. Koke's trademark was that he had nicknames for everyone he knew- family and friends alike. He immensely enjoyed going to car races and was one of the most acclaimed auto body painters in the Southern Minnesota area. He also loved to tell stories. As a dog lover his entire life, he was especially fond of his beloved, now-deceased bloodhound, Bouser. Koke will be remembered by those who knew him as a great story teller and a very funny as well as unique person.

Koke passed away on September 18, 2014 at the age of 71 at the Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler, Minnesota.

He is survived by his daughter, Jacky (Randy) Kruse of Ames, Iowa, and grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Penning, and Jeffrey (Kendra) Kruse; daughter, Stacey Revel, of Los Angeles, California; brother, John Taveirne, and sister-in-law, Laurie Taveirne, of Russell; John's sons, Tyler & Ross Taveirne, both of Marshall; nephew-in-law Jeremy Struthers and his wife, Cassie, and their children, Brook and Bryce, of Russell; sister, Elizabeth Taveirne, and her daughter, Barbara Olson, of Alexandria and her son, Bryan (Nina) Olson, of Oregon; brother, Steven Taveirne, of Chaska, and Steven's daughter, Laurel Huatala, and her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Bella of Missiouri; Steven's daughter Anne-Marie Davis, and her husband, Ty Davis, and their two children, Kaylee and Evan, of Iowa; Steven's daughter Amber Taveirne of Chaska; brother, Scott Taveirne & Melanie Bennett, of Alexandria; Scott's daughter, Angela Reichmann, and her husband, Dean, and their two children, August and Mason, of Villard; Scott’s son, Jason Taveirne, and his wife, Kim, of Alexandria, and their children, Callie and Aleyna; Scott's daughter, Jorden Taveirne, of Minneapolis; sister, Shelley Anderson & Neil Peterson, of Alexandria; Shelley's son, Matthew Anderson, and his wife, Dana, and their kids, Timmy and Mitchell Nelson, and Emmett Anderson of Alexandria; Shelley's son, Joshua Anderson, and his wife, Amanda, and their son, Hudson, of Alexandria; and Neil's daughter, Heidi Kraemer, of Phoenix, Arizona and three step- children, Ryan, Erica and Shawna Hartson, and Erica’s two daughters; McKenzie & Lessi Ann and many cousins and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Taveirne, Sr. & Donna (Blanchette) Taveirne; infant brother, Craig Taveirne; infant nephew, Joshua Taveirne; maternal grandparents, Donald and Julienne (Lerschen) Blanchette; paternal grandmother, Emma Taveirne, and uncle, Thomas Hasbrouck.

Blessed be his memory.

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Memorial Visitation

Friday

26

Sep

1:00 PM 9/26/2014 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/26/2014 2:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

26

Sep

2:00 PM 9/26/2014 2:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Russell City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Russell, MN, 56169

Russell, MN, 56169
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