Laverne Flansburg

  • Born: January 4, 1923
  • Died: March 7, 2016
  • Location: Tiffin, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Laverne Flansburg, 93 longtime Tiffin resident died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Country View Senior Living in North Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, March 11, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Tiffin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Laverne's memory to Country View Care Facility in North Liberty. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website @ A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition and can be found on the funeral home website. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for her family and services.

(Mary) Laverne Wenman was born January 4, 1923, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Lora (Fulkerson) Wenman. Her family moved to Coralville and she later graduated from University High School in 1941. Laverne married Dale Flansburg on September 1, 1949, in Stanwood, Iowa. The couple built their "new home" in 1949 in Tiffin, here is where Laverne and Dale raised their family, had many family occasions here, here she cared for Dale to allow him to die in his home, and where she continued to reside until moving to her "new home" Country View Senior Living nearly 8 years ago. She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church for many years, a Sunday School Teacher, one of the "church women" always in the kitchen serving for all those church functions. She was a 4-H leader, and avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan, but most of all, she loved all of her family dearly, and was happiest when she was with them!

Her family includes her 3 children, Sherry Flansburg of Sioux City, Janet "Jamie" Cermak (Randy) of Mt. Pleasant, and Rex Flansburg (Carol) of Riverside; 8 grandchildren, Dan Flansburg, Erin Stellato, Luke Flansburg, Becky Bengard, Kimmy Cermak, Tami Abkes, Tara Wiltrout, and Christy Rozenek; 5 great-grandchildren, Cole, Aubrey, Juhl, Macey and Vivian; and Laverne's siblings, Frances Rogers, Art Wenman, and Jim Wenman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and Leroy, Lynn and Robert Wenman, Stasha Jones and Della Hartvigsen.