LaVerne Bietz, 90, of Mitchell, SD formerly of Tripp, SD, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral Services are pending under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.
LaVerne Ruth Bietz was born March 26, 1930 on the family farm near Tripp, SD. She graduated from Tripp High School in 1948. LaVerne was united in marriage to Maynard Bietz on January 3, 1951. Together they started farming near Tripp, and in 1995 they retired and moved to Mitchell.
LaVerne was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Lutheran Church. After moving to Mitchell, she became a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
LaVerne is survived by her children, Marlys Bietz of Pine Haven, WY, Jim Bietz, and Richard Bietz both of Tripp, SD; brother, Dennis (Jacki) Heinrick of Freemont, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Maynard; son, Marlyn; parents, Theodore and Anna; sister, Betty Schmitz; and brother, Jerold.