Luverne was born in Wilmington, Minn., on Aug. 26, 1934, to Henry and Elsa (Buzitsky) Schroeder. He was one of five children. He graduated in 1952 from Spring Grove High School. Luverne married Carol Storlie in 1955. They had four children.
Luverne had an engineering mind, but had a love for the farming business. He worked for Onstad Dairy for many years delivering milk to various communities. Finally in 1966, he started his life’s work, opening Schroeder Surge Service in Spring Grove, installing and servicing dairy equipment until he retired in 2000.
Luverne was very proud of his German heritage. He enjoyed golfing, fishing with his grandkids, landscaping, woodworking and creating things in his shop. He loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports of any kind. He was an AA member, Boy Scout leader and member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Luverne is survived by his wife, Carol, and their children, Connie (Gary) Strinmoen, Spring Grove; Curt (Kathy) Schroeder, Rochester; Cindy (Rick) Flatin, Houston, Minn.; and Christy (Al) Sanderson, Wenceville, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother, Verdell (Doris) Schroeder, Statesville, N.C.; and his sister, Yvonne (Tom) Roth, Albuquerque, N.M.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Naomi Onsgard and Verna Corbin.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial will be in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Pastor Stephanie Frey will officiate. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.