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Valtimere “Val” “Pooch” LePage, Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, age 82 of Waverly, Minnesota passed away peacefully at home surrounded by wife and family on February 27, 2021.

Val was born on September 19, 1938 in Waverly to Valtimere & Genevieve (Karels) LePage.   He grew up in Waverly and lived his entire life there.

Val attended St. Mary’s School and graduated in 1957 which was the last class to graduate from the old school.   He was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly where he served as an usher.

Val and his brothers carried on LePage Excavating Transfer until it was sold.  Val was formerly employed at Washington Scientific for over 30 years.   Following his retirement, he worked 11 years for the Winsted Herald Journal.  He was a member of the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years and Fire Chief for 8 years.

On June 25, 1960, Val and JoAnn Scheiber were united in marriage.   They enjoyed 60 years of marriage and were blessed with five children Patti, Mary Jo, Tim, Michele and Lisa.

Val enjoyed T.V., playing in the 500 card club group with classmates and friends.  He also enjoyed the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, fishing trips up north, lottery scratch offs, and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife: JoAnn; children: Patti (Mark) Heller, Mary Jo (Lyle) Lemke, Tim (Janet Gruenhagen Hugo) LePage, Michele (Kent) Luhmann and Lisa (Travis) Milhausen; grandchildren: Brittany (Jason) Buxcel, Danny (Shayla) Heller, Tom (Nina) Lemke, Nick Lemke, Calvin Hugo, Abby Luhmann, Tyler Pipo, Travis Milhausen Jr. and Kiersten Milhausen; great grandchildren: Hallie, Porter, and Flint Heller and Peyton Lemke; sisters-in-law: Marcy LePage, Karen LePage, Kathy Stephani and Carol Zander; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, siblings Alan, Ron and Linda and by brothers- in- law Paul, Syl and Dennis.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

A Mass of Christian Burial for “Val” “Pooch” LePage will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.  Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant.   Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Casket Bearers will be Grandchildren: Brittany Buxcel, Danny Heller, Tom Lemke, Nick Lemke, Calvin Hugo, Abby Luhmann, Tyler Pipo, Travis Milhausen Jr. and Kiersten Milhausen.

Go in Peace Dad, your parents, brothers and sister are waiting for you!

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Angie J

    Patti and family, so sorry to hear of your
    fathers passing.
    Sending my sympathy to you, Joann, Lisa and

  2. Lu Ann Perra-Parnell

    Pooch was such a nice man and always so gracious, even throughout his health challenges in later years. He was an asset to the Waverly community and a blessed man in every way. Our sincere condolences to JoAnn and the entire family, from the Perra family.

  3. Monte, Kelley and Amanda Lawrence

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all family.

  4. Roger & Diana Thompson

    Our sympathy to you and your family. I did not know until I saw it in the paper. Through school. I got to know some of your grandchildren
    which was very nice. I enjoyed knowing them. I am sure they are sad to lose their grandpa.
    Prayers for all of you.


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