LaVern "Luvy" Syverson, 83, of Decorah, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Springfield Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Pastor Phillip Olson and Father Phillip Gibbs officiating. Hymns were "How Great Thou Art," "Beautiful Savior, "The Lord's Prayer" (Paul Casterton) and "Just A Closer Walk." Interment follows at Saint Benedict's Catholic Cemetery Decorah. Casketbearers were LaVern's grandsons; Mitch Roe, Adam Hovey, Bryton Meyer, Dawson Meyer, Eric Syverson, Aaron Syverson. Arrangements were handled by Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.