Luverne Mammenga


Luverne “Vern” Mammenga, 91, died Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at St. Boniface/Idylwilde Catholic Church, rural Freeman followed by burial with military honors at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Tuesday evening at the church with a Scripture Service to be said at 7:00pm. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.

Those left to cherish his memory are his six children: Jim Mammenga, Brandon SD, Paul (Joy) Mammenga, Columbia SD, Sandi (Mark) Hieb, Mitchell SD, Tim Mammenga (Deb Kluesner), Sioux Falls SD, Marilyn (Dan) Haiar, Sioux Falls SD, and Dennis Mammenga (Kathy Hegge), Baltic SD. He will also be missed by his 18 grandchildren: Tim (Brenda) Mammenga, Jon Mammenga (Amber Reed), Bob (Missy) Mammenga, Megan (Joey) Okroi, Mari Mammenga (Tony Redman), Kelli Mammenga, Amber (Matt) Christensen, Anthony (Allison) Millar, Adam Mammenga, Amy (James) Ross, Aaron (McKinsey) Hieb, Eric (Samantha) Hieb, Danika Mammenga, Riley (Marissa) Mammenga, and Brian, Ryan, Diane and Chris Haiar, and 19 great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Dwayne (Lois) Mammenga of Humboldt, and Richard Mammenga (Arlyce Stalheim) of Sioux Falls and his sister, Ione Tiemann of Onawa IA along with several brothers- and sisters-in-law in Lorraine’s family, many nieces and nephews and community members.

Luverne was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, an infant daughter, Diane, his parents, three infant grandchildren, a daughter-in-law Cheryl Mammenga, his brother Albernice, his sister Aldora and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces.

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