Laverne “Knobby” Mest, 88

Laverne “Knobby” Mest, 88, of Boyertown, husband of Dolores F. (Stull) Mest, passed away Friday June 3, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Paul and Minnie (Weller) Mest.

Knobby served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He enjoyed bowling at the Oriole’s and playing quoits. He was well known for his Christmas lights display in Englesville. Knobby was also a Lifetime member of Friendship Hook & Ladder in Boyertown.

Surviving along with his wife are his sons Richard Mest husband of Christine Mest and Todd Mest husband of Martha Mest; daughter Terri Toro and grandchildren Shawn Barndt, Matthew Toro, Kelly Mest spouse of Yamara, Kevin Mest fiancée of Lauren, Troy Mest, and Ashley Mest Kirkpatrick wife of Joshua; great grandchildren Mason, Logan, Kevin Jr., Noah, Zoe, Theo, Levi, Evi, and Wednesday.

Along with his parents, Knobby was predeceased by his daughter Debbie; sons Scott and Troy; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday June 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Knobby’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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We remember those awesome Christmas decirations every year. What a wonderful family and how much he did as Santa.

~ Joyce Bergeman Boyertown, PA
6/9/2022 11:05:54 AM

So sorry for your loss! Miss seeing his face at the cemetery after he retired. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything!

~ Wendy Wojnar (Sheidy)
6/8/2022 12:38:34 PM

Sorry for your loss. May comfort come to you through the memories you have.

~ Vicky Hillegass & Family
6/7/2022 1:12:01 PM

So sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ????

~ Ruth Moyer
6/7/2022 8:56:15 AM

Our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed.

~ Camilla & Tom Nettleton
6/7/2022 6:59:48 AM

Sending love and healing prayers to you all.

~ Kim and Vince Decerio East norriton, PA
6/6/2022 10:42:45 PM

Knobby was such a great person! Him and Delores were great friends to my parents also when they were living. Sincere Sympathy to Delores and family. He will surely be missed. Take care

~ Sue (sands) Moyer Boyertown, PA
6/6/2022 9:08:43 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.

~ Glenn Adams
6/6/2022 8:10:24 PM