LaVerne “Shorty” Benjamin Holsapple, age 89, of Nisswa, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Shorty was born in Daggett Brook Township on July 12, 1928 to Benjamin & Lavada (Lumsden) Holsapple. Shorty was a self-employed Carpenter.
Shorty loved draft horses. At county fairs he could be found wondering thru the horse barns or at the horse pulls.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Tom (Diane) Holsapple of Silver Lake and Richard (Lois) Holsapple of Pequot Lakes; brother, Robert (Marlene) Holsapple of Brainerd; grandchildren: Brian Holsapple, Dana Candella, Troy (Tina) Holsapple and Kia Dause; great grandchildren; Braxton Hanson, Jayme (Forest) Oaks, Jazmyn Holsapple, Madison Holsapple and Kailey Holsapple; 2 ½ great-great grandchildren.
Shorty is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Leonard, Marion, Louise, Jim, Mikey, Edward “Pat”, Irma and Rachel.
Funeral service for Shorty will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11AM at the Brainerd Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 4-7PM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home- BRAINERD CHAPEL, and one hour prior to the service, Tuesday at the Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Caring for Shorty & the Holsapple Family:
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home
BRAINERD CHAPEL 218-829-3581