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Laverne Jeanette Bessler

Service Date: September 20, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)
Service Info: Blessed Sacrament Church
Service Info

Laverne Jeanette Bessler, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Village Care Center in Erlanger, KY. She was a wonderful woman. She was a shining example of how to be a loving joyful mother to her children, devoted wife to her husband, and servant to her God and her Church. Laverne was a homemaker; she made a happy home for her family and welcomed others with warm hospitality and amazing food. She was an active Eucharistic Minister and member of the choir at Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft Mitchell, KY, a member of the Diocesan Mustard Seed Community, and a member of the Northern Kentucky Pharmacy Association Ladies Auxiliary. Laverne was born in Dayton Kentucky to Elizabeth (nee Heeg) Ludwig and Joseph Ludwig. In 2019 she was preceded in death by the love of her life Joseph Bessler. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Betty Jo Small and Shirley Rauf. Survivors include her seven children and their spouses: Joe (Ruthie) Bessler, Mark (Martie) Bessler, Mary (Tom) Murrin, Linda (Jerry) Lorenz, Rob (Mary) Bessler, Cindy (Bill) Biecker, Tom (Laurie) Bessler, sister Sharon (Jim) Conforti and brother Larry (Joan) Ludwig. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 4pm to 8pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10am at Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft Mitchell, KY. Mausoleum entombment will be at St Mary Cemetery in Ft Mitchell. Memorial contributions can be made to Village Care Center Employee Assistance Fund 2990 Riggs Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018, Rose Garden Mission, P.O. Box 122070 Covington, KY 41012 or Northern Kentucky Right to Life, P.O. Box 1202 Covington, KY 41012. Online condolences can be made at

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Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

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Blessed Sacrament Church

2409 Dixie Hwy
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
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St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)

Address: 2201 Dixie Highway Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
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Laverne Jeanette Bessler


To the Bessler Family,

I enjoyed very much being in the company of your mother. She is a very holy woman! She and Joe can share each other’s company again!

Jim & Anna Foltz

Deepest Sympathy

To the Bessler Family,
I met a few of you many years ago at your Aunt Betty’s house. I grew up directly behind the Smalls.
I remember your Family to be extremely nice and good, caring people.

I am sorry for the loss of Your Mother!!

Take care! and God Bless all of you!!!

Julie Naber


I cannot express in words what Laverne and Joe meant to me in my journey to God. They were the finest examples of marriage and living a Christian life that I have known in my life. From the Life in the Spirit Seminars to prayers groups at St. Anthony at 6 AM on Sunday mornings, the memories go on and on. I am so happy she is re united with Joe. If there are levels of sainthood, Joe and Laverne are at the top level. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Dick Maile

Mary Gilligan

Upon learning Laverne had passed. My mom’s (Mary Bessler Gilligan) sorrowly said “oh I know Joe is sad. They were married a month before I was to your dad. Joe so loved Laverne, please tell Joe I am thinking of him and send him my love” I don’t correct mom when she thinks her brothers and sisters are still alive. It’s too much for her to absorb if I tell her, Big Ed is her only surviving sibling. So Uncle Joe…my mom (94 next month) is sending her love to heaven to you. XO Gilligan’s