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LaVonne LarsonApril 10, 1924 ~ March 5, 2017 (age 92)
LaVonne Theolyn Larson, 92, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids after a brief illness. Her funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids Chapel. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the start of the service in the church. A reception will follow the service in the church. Interment will be in the Minnehaha Cemetery, rural Colton.
LaVonne was born April 10, 1924 at rural Colton to parents Lewis E. and Tilda (Torbjor Tveidt) Larson and was baptized at Minnehaha Lutheran Church and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church of Colton. She attended Rosehill Country School and graduated from Colton High School in 1942. The same year, she moved with her parents to a farm west of Baltic and then in 1946 moved with her parents to a home in Dell Rapids. In the Fall of 1946, she enrolled at Nettleton Commercial College and the next year began working at the Northwest Security National Bank in Sioux Falls, later working at the same bank in Dell Rapids, retiring in 1983. She became a resident of Dells Nursing and Rehab in 2009.
LaVonne and several of her siblings were talented vocalists and sang for many festivities over the years beginning with her high school days in Colton and then at the Nidaros and Dell Rapids Lutheran congregations. LaVonne was active in the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids including LCW, Circles, and singing in the choir with her beautiful soprano voice.
During her life, she was active playing tennis, bowling, golfing and a past member of Business Professional Women. She was a talented artist like her mother. Starting at a young age she created numerous pencil drawings.
LaVonne is survived by a brother-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Fladmark, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Irene Fladmark; four brothers, Lester, Marvin, Grant and Dwayne; and three half-sisters, Ethel Baumberger, Laura Achen and Viola Grinde Hatlestad.