LaVerne John “Sonny” Swoboda

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LaVerne John

LaVerne John “Sonny” Swoboda

Passed peacefully at home in Oak Creek on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at the age of 90 surrounded by his sons. He was born on August 5, 1932 in Athens, WI to John and Amelia Swoboda.

LaVerne spent his early years working on the family farm in Goodrich, WI until he joined the U.S. Army and fought in The Korean War. He later moved to Milwaukee where he met Joyce Ann Treptow of Peshtigo, WI. They married on November 17, 1956 and raised three sons together; Jeff, Bruce, and Dave.

LaVerne was retired from Bucyrus Erie-Caterpillar. He also worked for Ladish and AMC.

LaVerne enjoyed spending his vacation time and retirement fishing and visiting family in Goodrich and Peshtigo, WI. He is survived by his sons Jeff and Dave of Oak Creek, WI, brothers Jerry (Carol) of Merril, WI, Richard (Helen) of Goodrich, WI, Bob of Benton City, WA, sister-in-law Dona Gengler and special niece Gayle Gengler of Wauwatosa, WI. Further survived by extended family, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Bruce, parents, and brothers Art and Ben, Father-in-law, mother-in-law, and brother and sister-in-laws.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

No services planned at present time.

Heritage Funeral Homes


9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek

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