LaVern Chaput, 84, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at Park River Good Samaritan Society in Park River, ND.
LaVern was born August 12, 1938, in Perry Township, Cavalier County, to Wilfred and Imelda (Stevens) Chaput. He grew up and attended school in the Langdon area, graduating from St. Alphonsus School in 1957. He attended North Dakota Agriculture College and completed an Agriculture Short Course in 1959. He entered the US Army and was honorably discharged before returning to start farming with his father in Perry and Loma Townships. On June 26, 1971, he married Margaret Lien at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park River, ND. They raised their family on the farm and retired from farming in 1981. LaVern continued to work by doing various jobs: planting trees and working in the office for the Cavalier County Soil Conservation office and later did maintenance at the Nekoma missile site with Wheeler Construction, custom combining, and helping others during planting and harvesting. He enjoyed hunting and loved animals, especially horses. He also enjoyed going to toy shows and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454 and a past member of the Wildlife Club, Perry Township board and NFO. He was very involved at St. Alphonsus Church and was a past member of the St. Alphonsus School Foundation board. LaVern was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight and in many other different capacities.
Surviving LaVern are his wife, Margaret, of Langdon; children: Roger (Jenny) Chaput of Langdon, Marilyn (Brian) Goodman of Palmer, AK, Laurie (Lee) Westling of Grand Forks, ND, Janet (Jeremy) Magnuson of Hillsboro, ND, and Jolyn (James) Frederick of Richardton, ND; grandchildren: Aiden, Jordan, Jonathan, Justin, Eli, Hanna, Paige and Crystal; step-grandchildren Kassondra and Jacob; 5 step-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Duane Otto of Langdon; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Beverly Otto, brother Gerald, and father and mother-in-law Ernest and Frances Lien.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, September 29 at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.