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LaVonne Angstman, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 84 years old.

GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Brook Park Cemetery with Pastor Kirk Knudsen officiating.

INURNMENT will be in the Brook Park Cemetery.

LaVonne Margaret Angstman, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 84 years old.

LaVonne was born on May 9, 1935 in Brunswick Township, Wisconsin to parents Frank Howard and Tressie (Simonson) McMahon. She attended Eau Clare High School, graduating in 1953. Soon after, she married Lyle Ziehme and in 1955 they were blessed with a son John. LaVonne and Lyle divorced and she moved to Minneapolis where she met and married Kenneth Angstman. They were blessed with two daughters, Bonny in 1957 and Shirley in 1959. The family moved to a farm east of Mora where they began dairy farming. When not milking cows, LaVonne also worked at the Cougarville Castle in Quamba as a waitress and bartender and at the Kanabec State Hospital in Mora as a nurses aid.

In the late 70’s, LaVonne and Kenneth divorced and sold off the dairy herd. LaVonne missed the cows, so in the early 80’s she purchased a new herd. With help from her family, she was able to keep the cows and stay at home until her health made a moved to the St. Clare Living Community in Mora necessary.

LaVonne was a member of the Kanabec County Agriculture Board, a longtime 4-H leader, and an election judge for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She was a great cook and baker, always ready with a pan of caramel or cinnamon rolls, banana bread, or fruitcake and a pot of coffee for family and friends that stopped in for a visit. She will be dearly missed.

LaVonne is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Shirley (Sylvester) LaDuke; grandson James; granddaughters, Arianna, Charity, and Gabriel; great grandson Weston; sister Lucille Tomjanovich; brothers, Robert, Norman, Roland, Clifford, and Larry McMahon.

She is survived by her children, John (Marie) Angstman and Bonny Morris; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Gary McMahon and David (Karen) McMahon; sisters, Theresa “Sue” McMahon and Linda (Leland) Wildes; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

7 thoughts on “LaVONNE ANGSTMAN”

  1. So sorry for your loss. She was quite the lady. It was so hard when she had to go to the nursing home. I will miss her happy smiling face.

  2. I met LaVonne about two years ago when I joined a small group of people who sang karaoke at St. Clare’s once per month. I sat beside her each time, I believe, and we talked about family, health and general topics. I came to visit her a couple other times as well. Very wonderful lady to talk to. I am sorry for the family’s loss. I will miss her when we finally get back over there.

  3. We met LaVonne when my mother, Marlette moved into St Clare and they were seated at the same dinner table. LaVonne always looked out for Mother and was so kind, helping in any way to make her feel welcome. I always looked forward to visiting with LaVonne, as she always had a smile and positive outlook on life and never complained, even when she was in such obvious pain.
    May your memory of her carry you through these hard times.
    Larry and Lonny Thompson

  4. To all of LaVonne’s family- I am so sorry for your loss! LaVonne was our neighbor, friend, and very special friend to our mother Mary Perry. They went thru great times of being together in mother’s club, 4H, having lunch together, and lots of laughter. They were also there for each other in the hard times giving each other support! Your mom, grandmom, great grandma, and sister was a very special lady with a big smile and a twinkle in her eye! Thanks for sharing her all these years as her kindness is not forgotten! My sincerest sympathy to each of you. Mariann (Christian) Burma

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