LaVonne Joan Reps, 65, of Lewiston, died Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals, St. Mary’s Rochester Campus. LaVonne was born May 12, 1957 in Winona to Laurence and Milda (Runge) Laumb. She grew up on Vinegar Hill and graduated from Rushford High School in 1976. Following high school LaVonne went on to cosmetology training at Winona Area Technical Institute. LaVonne and Larry Reps were married February 23, 1985 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Rushford. They farmed south of Utica and later near Fremont, while raising their six children.
LaVonne was loving, caring and spunky. She was known for her fun nature and lack of filter. She loved to spend time with her family and friends and was very supportive of all her children and grandchildren. She taught them the value of a good laugh by gifting them t-shirts with very memorable phrases on them.
LaVonne enjoyed sewing, gardening, shopping, music, and dancing. She loved her husband very, very much. Spending time with Larry on date nights, dancing at weddings, working together, raising their family, going to church, and enjoying one another’s company at home were some of the things they enjoyed together. Their love for one another is deep and helped carry her through the tough times. LaVonne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Charles and always kept Jesus close to her heart.
Survivors include her husband, Larry, their children; Stacey (Kevin) Decker of Dover, Chance Reps of Lewiston, Tiffany (Nathan) Doehling of Dover, Benjamin (Samantha) Reps of Peterson, Samantha (CJ) Dvorak of Winona, and Trisha (Ty) Burgeson of Preston, grandchildren; Anna, Taylor, Brock, Moxen, Myla, Evelette, Emmanuel, Lillian, Drake, Adeline, Millie, and Edmund, her siblings; Helen (Ken) Jacobson, Dorothy (Joe) Himlie, Wesley (Sarah) Laumb, LaVerne (Becky) Laumb, and Herman (Melanie) Laumb, and many nieces and nephews. LaVonne was preceded in death by a son Darren, her parents, Milda and Laurence Laumb, and in-laws, Elmer and Lillian Reps.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Charles Bible Church with Reverend Doug Hedman of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles, and one hour before services at the church on Friday.
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