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Howe Mortuary & Crematory

439 Coffman St, Longmont, CO

OBITUARY

Lavern E. Fallon

August 1, 1930February 8, 2020
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"On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Lavern “Peewee” Fallon, beloved husband and father of three, passed away at age 89. Lavern was born on August 1, 1930 in Elkhorn, Nebraska to Ed and Tillie Fallon. He joined the United States Coast Guard on February 9, 1948, honorably serving the United States until July 24, 1952. On April 28, 1956 he married Dorothy (Schuknecht) Fallon and together they raised one daughter, Gwen, and two sons, Kirk and Perry. Lavern was not a big man, hence the nickname he carried most his life, but he was an absolute giant in the lives of those who knew and loved him. Early in life Peewee found purpose in labor, and he committed his life to working hard for his family. This life of labor turned the soft-faced farm boy from Nebraska into a hard man full of grit and determination, values he would instill in his children and grandchildren. Despite the tough-guy demeanor, Peewee was a doting husband who would travel far and wide with his wife Dorothy. Together they square danced, went to bluegrass festivals, and saw the country with friends. Despite having seen parts of the world few ever will while serving in the Coast Guard, Peewee cared little of matters outside his own friends and family, with the notable exception of Nebraska football. His love of the Nebraska Cornhuskers was legendary - if you listen carefully you may still hear echoes of his grief the day Tom Osborne retired. A Christian man who quietly practiced his faith, Peewee became an important congregant at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church and volunteered much of his time and energy to maintaining the building and improving the church grounds. In retirement, he also gave much of his time to his children and grandchildren. If you belonged to Peewee, it wasn’t uncommon to receive a gruff, early morning phone call because he “happened” to drive by and see your lawn still wasn’t mowed, your house still needed paint, and your car tires still needed to be rotated. However, it also wasn’t uncommon for Peewee to be the first person to give you a hand. Although he was known to most as Peewee, Lavern was a man with an attitude, and a heart, larger than life. He will be terribly missed. Lavern is preceded in death by his father, Edwin, his mother Tillie, and his brother, Gary. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, his brothers Richard, Ed, Dan and Rodger, his children Gwen, Kirk, and Perry, as well three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Howe Mortuary in Longmont, Colorado at 1pm. "

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Monday, February 17, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception to follow the services

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Billy Wood

February 14, 2020

Peewee was a gentle giant who's presence will be greatly missed here on earth but without a doubt the angels as well as those who passed before him will be celebrating his arrival into heaven. Sending healing love and prayers to Dorothy and family along with all that knew him.
RIP Dear Sir. You are loved greatly and missed by us all.
Big Billy Love Hug To You All.
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Gwen Hildreth

February 13, 2020

I'm so grateful for the last year and a half that we had together - making up for lost time. Just behave up there. We all know how ornery you can be! You are in my heart and will be with me forever. I love you, Dad!

Katie Hildreth

February 13, 2020

I love you grandpa and I will miss you forever and always. I know you’re watching over us and I can’t wait to see you again. ❤️