LaVera “Lou” Kellenberger


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for LaVera “Lou” Kellenberger, 92, a former resident of Davenport who was residing in Mequon, WI, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme Street, Davenport.  Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport where all are invited to join the family for a prayer service at 6:30.  There will be an additional visitation Friday from 9:45 am to 10:15 in the gathering space at church.   Mrs. Kellenberger died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Mequon, WI.

LaVera Lucille Lewis was born September 19, 1919 in Aurelia, Iowa, the daughter of Galen J. and Carolyn (Mumert) Lewis.  She attended Iowa State University.  She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Kellenberger on October 10, 1942 in Pensacola, FL.  He preceded her in death on June 23, 2009.  They shared over 66 years of marriage together.

Lou was primarily a homemaker, taking an active role in raising their six children.  She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Genesis West Auxiliary, Catholic Service Board, and the Spring Brook Country Club.  In her free time she enjoyed playing bridge and golfing. She took great pleasure in reminding Bob that she got her hole-in-one 15 years before he did.

Lou is survived by her sons, Stephen (Annie) Kellenberger, Los Altos Hills, CA, James Kellenberger, Half Moon Bay, CA, Joseph (Cathy) Kellenberger, De Witt, and John (Michele) Kellenberger, Woodside, CA; daughters, Ann (Jay) Hagerty, Las Vegas, NV, and Susan (Kip) Lindsay, Mequon, WI; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents, three brothers and daughter-in-law, Sandra P. Kellenberger, June 16, 2006.


Memorials may be made to Assumption High School or Handicapped Development Center.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lou’s obituary at

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