LaVonne Rolf, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 62 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be 1 hr. prior to the service on Friday.
LaVonne Lillian Rolf, of Mora, passed away on November 28, 2013, at St. Clare’s Living Community, following a courageous fight with cancer. She was 62 years old.
LaVonne was born January 29, 1951 at Milaca, MN, to Ralph and Lillian Unger. She was the second of twelve siblings. She attended several schools in the area and spent some of her teen years attending North Branch High School, while being a nanny for the Ziesmer family. LaVonne moved home for her senior year of high school, graduating from Ogilvie High School in 1969. Following graduation, she spent several years working in the twin cities. She moved back to the Mora area and was employed at EPC for several years. Some of her best memories from that time occurred when meeting with friends at the Sportsmen’s Café after work.
Following her marriage in 1977, LaVonne was blessed with the birth of her son, Michael in 1979 and her daughter, Amber in 1984. LaVonne attended Pine Technical College intending to become a machinist but soon changed he career path to the health care field. She was employed for many years at Sunshine Villa, Brighter Day and Augustana Senior Development. She loved caring for the elderly and even during her illness continued to hope that she would become well enough to go back to the work.
LaVonne had a talent for painting and drawing animals and wildlife. Some of those paintings graced the walls of her parents and grandparents homes. She also enjoyed watching birds at the feeder. LaVonne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and always had a pot of coffee ready to share with her visitors. Her kindness was measureless. LaVonne was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
LaVonne is preceeded in death by her father, her brother, Gary and her nephew, Clinton Felde.
LaVonne is survived by her mother Lillian of Ogilvie; son Michael (Angie) of Mora; daughter Amber (Ernest) Hoagberg of Jordan, MN; grandchildren, Lily, Charlie, and Ava Rolf of Mora; brothers, Ron (Sherry) of Ogilve, Bret (Jeanette) of Wahkon and Bart (Becky) of Onamia; sisters, Valerie Donovan of WA, Virginia Japp (Gregg) of Mora, LuAnn Unger of TN, Anita Unger of Wayzata, MN, April Unger of Milaca, Satcy Unger of Milaca, Rhonda (Jim) Norton of Hinckley. Many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.