On August 26, 2012 LaVerre Vaden Askren answered the call to join his beloved wife Mary Jane for eternity. He was born September 6, 1918 in Seneca, Kansas to Ernest and Mabel Askren.
While traveling the country with an orchestra he had formed with his brother, Ernie, he met Mary Jane Yetter. They married in 1940 and remained so until her death in February of this year.
He served honorably with the United States Army in Germany during WWII, receiving several medals including a Bronze Star.
His retirement years were spent building, repairing, and cleaning CooCoo and Grandfather Clocks. He was known throughout the County as the â€śClock Doctorâ€ť.
He possessed great humor, a positive spirit, and a beautiful singing voice; none of which ever waivered.
Those left to rejoice in their reunion are: daughter Judith, son Patrick and wife Carol, and son Michael. Also; 6 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the Fillmore Convalescent Center for their loving car of â€śGrandpaâ€ť