Lavern “Vern” Haupt age 66 of River Falls died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his home. Vern was born the son of Carl and Inga (Hom) Haupt on July 25, 1947 in Washburn County, Wisconsin. He grew up in the town of Chicog, in Washburn County. Vern worked for the Railroad and was a cook at the Water’s Edge in River Falls. He also clipped cow’s for show. On June 30, 1990, he married Rita Aebly in Martell, WI. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding motorcycle. Vern was a great cook and a loved being a grandpa. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Inga Haupt; brother, Vernon Haupt; sister-in-law, Margaret Haupt; and brother-in-law, Larry Curtis. Vern is survived by his wife, Rita Haupt; children, Charlene Stuart, Dawn (David) Sims, Michelle Straka, and Brian (Peggy) Haupt; grandchildren, Jeramy, Tristan, Chandra, Joshua, Justin, Jacob, Samantha, and Dominic; great-grandchildren, Bryliee and Jaelynn; siblings, Harold Haupt, Darlene Curtis, Butch (Karen) Haupt, Bertha (David) Hanson, Diane (Gary) Scalzo, Doris Petre, and Raymond Haupt; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Memorial visitation was also Thursday from 1:00-2:00 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.