Verdell H. Langrehr, 76, of Westfield and formerly of Sparta and Ohio, died December 26, 2020, at his home. He was born on November 27, 1944, in La Crosse, WI.
Verdell grew up on the family farm in the Sparta area and moved to Onalaska at an early age. Verdell worked for several different farms throughout the years; he worked at McDonald’s in Sparta and worked maintenance for a hotel in Michigan. Verdell loved his meat and potatoes, his coffee, and his cat.
Verdell is survived by his step-children, Christopher Sr. (Marjorie) Bashaw, of Charlotte, MI, Melvin Kittle, of Quincy, MI; his grandchildren, Christopher Jr. (Brittany) Bashaw, of Quincy, MI, Samantha Bashaw (Donald Nidefski), of Owosso, MI; and Hailey Bashaw (Bill Litz) of Traverse City, MI; four great-grandchildren, Capreese, Bryleigh, Bentley and Corbin; his two sisters, Elaine Ferguson, MI and Lucille Barton, of Packwaukee, WI; nieces and nephews, Rose (Gary) Burckhardt, of Packwaukee, WI and their children, Renae B., Bradly B and Lori A. He is further survived by his great-nieces and nephews, Kenneth, Olivia, Howard and Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Langrehr; his parents, Harold and Cora; sisters, Dorothy and Marcella; brother, Virgil (Bonnie); and an infant brother.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. Visitation for Verdell will be Thursday, at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at a later date in St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Sparta. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
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