LuVern Gaffney

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LuVern GaffneyLuVern Donald Gaffney, age 76 of Rural Renville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.  Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Middle Creek United Methodist Church in Flora Township.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Redwood Valley Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday.  Interment will be in the Middle Creek Zion Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Middle Creek Zion Cemetery or Seasons Hospice House. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

LuVern Donald Gaffney was born December 18, 1942 to Rolland and Adeline (Beckler) Gaffney in Bird Island, Minnesota.   He was confirmed at Middle Creek United Methodist Church. LuVern was a lifetime member of Middle Creek United Methodist Church. He was raised on a farm south of Renville and attended District 8 School through third grade.  LuVern continued his education in Danube, Renville and later graduated from Bird Island in 1960.  After graduation, he helped his dad farm from 1960-1963.  He joined the Air National Guard in January 1964 and moved to Delhi in the fall to farm.  On March 31, 1967, he married Jeanne Rafferty in Great Falls, Montana.  In the fall of 1972, the couple moved to a farm south of Renville.  LuVern then farmed until he retired.

LuVern is survived by his wife Jeanne; son Michael (Beth) Gaffney; grandchildren: Kelsey & Emma Gaffney; daughter-in-law Liz (Matt) Voss and their children Isaac, Jacob & Anna; siblings: Charles (Sharon) Gaffney and LaVonne (Lanny) Hanson; sister-in-law Judi Rafferty; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Rolland and Adeline and son Sheldon.

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  1. Jeff & Mary Beth Potter says:

    Wonderful man, he will be deeply missed

  2. Kathy Johnson says:

    So very sad at LuVern’s passing. Very fond memories of laughter and teasing. My thoughts are with Jeanne and Michael. Love, Kathy Johnson

  3. Janette Wertish says:

    So sorry to hear of LuVern’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for Jeanne, and Mike and families. Janette Wertish

  4. Diane Woodford says:

    Our sympathy to the Gaffney family. About 10 years ago we got the swing set from LuVern for our grandkids. We hauled it across country on a hayrack and still have it. It has been put to good use with our 4 grandkids and now our neighbor’s 2 little girls. May God give you peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. John & Diane Woodford

  5. Mark Myers says:

    Great Neighbor, He will be missed.

  6. Kate Hanson says:

    Dear Jeanne, Michael and Beth, Kelsey and Emma, Liz and family, LaVonne, Charles, Lanny and Sharon and cousins,
    We are with you in spirit as we all mourn the loss of this wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle. We treasure the trip we were able to make to visit with him on the farm two summers ago. We have been scouring the internet trying to come up with plane tickets for us to fly there today to be with you in time for the funeral tomorrow, but between the holiday and the short notice, we have yet to find a way for us be be able to go. Please know that we are with you all in spirit if not in person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love from Kate, Troy and kids.

  7. Sharon J. Werner says:

    I was a classmate of LuVern and LaVonne – we graduated together in 1960. LuVern had a smile that would light up a room! My prayers for the family and others who loved him. I’ll bet he’s grinning as we speak!

  8. Shawn Rafferty says:

    Uncle Luvern will be missed. He has been in some of my fondest memories. Prayers for my family, love you all.

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