January 27, 1933 - January 28, 2017


Lavera Gadacz, age 84, of Hillman, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 3, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Ramey. The Rev. Don Kirsch will officiate. Burial will be in the Lone Pine Cemetery, rural Morrison County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Thursday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Lavera Dora Gadacz was born January 27, 1933 in Lakin Township, Morrison County to Fred and Mary (Westfall) Fleck. She married Harry Gadacz on July 6, 1957 at Sacred Heart Church, North Benton. The couple lived and farmed in Lakin Township all of their married life. Lavera loved her family and her grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting stamps and feeding and watching birds, especially hummingbirds. Lavera enjoyed spending time outdoors. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harry, Hillman, sons and daughter; Gary (Lynn), Elk River; Nancy (Randy) Dahler, Oak Park; Willy (Lucy), Hillman; Eugene (fiancé, Lori Klemmersen), Ellendale; Robert (Denice), Milaca, 12 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren and brothers and sisters; Lucy Jackson, Minneapolis; Murl (Pat) Fleck, Braham; Lester, Hillman; Leslie (Judy), Hillman and Mildred Carson, Waite Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary and brothers; Silas, Orval, Richard, Samuel, Harold 'Red' a sister, Pearl Reynolds and a grandson, Justin.