LaVonne Caroline Ramsey, 100, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, after 15 months of being cared for by the dedicated staff of Parkview Manor. Burial will be held privately at Reinbeck Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Reinbeck with Pastor Thomas Cowell officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family. Please Note: The family will ask for and require the use of social distancing and ask that anyone attending the memorial service to wear a mask, your cooperation is appreciated.
LaVonne was born on the family farm April 21, 1919, in rural Reinbeck. She was the devoted daughter of Henry and Ellen (Emke) Ramsey. She grew up in the rural Reinbeck, graduated from Reinbeck High School in the class of 1937 and attended Iowa State Teacher’s College. She lived with her parents on the family farm until she was 30 years old, then they all moved to town. LaVonne continued to live with her parents and cared for them until their passing. She worked at the chiropractic office in Reinbeck for 27 years as a chiropractic assistant.
LaVonne was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Reinbeck. There she served the church as a long-time Sunday school teacher, a senior choir member, and on the Dorcas Society. She also volunteered at Parkview Manor and was involved with the Women’s Connection.
LaVonne is survived by her nieces and nephews: Ann (Charles) Hillestad, McMinnville, OR, Steve (Deb) Robertson, Waukee, IA, Jon (Jamie) Robertson, Hudson, IA, Jerilyn (Dennis) Melstad, Dakota Dunes, SD, Jo Ramsey, Reinbeck, IA; 4 grandnephews; 5 grandnieces; 8 great-grandnephews; 5 great-grandnieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister & brother-in-law, Lorna & Paul Robertson; and brother & sister-in-law, Elmer & Hattie Ramsey.
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