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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Elma "Bonnie" DeBoer

Services for Elma “Bonnie” LaVonne DeBoer, 93, of Fairmont, MN, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Lakeview Funeral Home. Bonnie passed away Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019, at the Truman Senior Living Center in Truman, MN. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elma “Bonnie” LaVonne DeBoer was born on August 15, 1925, in Ft. Dodge, IA, the daughter of Floyd and Goldia (Cox) Clabaugh. She received her education attending school in Dolliver, IA.

LaVonne worked at Jeck’s Poultry and Egg Company where she met Lawrence DeBoer and the couple was married on June 30, 1946, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, MN. Together the couple farmed near Truman, MN, for 5 years before moving back to Fairmont in 1958. 

LaVonne worked at Mallon Egg Plant until they closed in 1983. She then worked at Armours before joining the Fairmont School District working as a school crossing guard for 18 years in addition to working at Walmart as a greeter; a job she truly enjoyed and where everyone knew her smile. LaVonne and Larry were blessed to celebrate 64 years of marriage prior to Larry’s passing in 2011. She was always busy working around the house most of the time in her bare feet, but as soon as company would come over, she was sure to greet them with her shoes on. She was sure to have met Jesus when he came to get her with her shoes on. LaVonne's zest for life and her “Walmart Smile” will be greatly missed by those that loved her and called her a friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Valerie DeBoer of Oklahoma City, OK, Linette Bents of Fairmont, MN, Leroy DeBoer of Naples, FL, Colette (David) Christiansen of Pillager, MN, and Shelley Wilson of Ft. Dodge, IA; grandsons, Ian (Anna) Bents and Brody Bents of Fairmont, MN, Joseph DeBoer and Cameron Wilson both of Ft. Dodge, IA, and Derek Peacock of Minneapolis, MN; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Korben DeBoer of Ft. Dodge, IA, and Ava Terfehr, Owen Terfehr and Easton Bents of Fairmont, MN; sister, Beverly St. John of Fairmont, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lawrence DeBoer; son, Roger DeBoer; son-in-law, Lee Bents; grandson, James DeBoer; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Arnold Thoms; as well as several nieces and nephews.

EVELYN LAUE

 

 

Funeral services for Evelyn Laue, 85, of Fairmont, MN, will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, MN.  Burial will follow the service in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the time of service at the church.  Evelyn passed away Wednesday evening, January 2, 2019, at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont.  The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Evelyn Joan (Diersen) Laue was born on March 13, 1933, in rural Martin County, MN, the daughter of Adolph and Alma (Goebel) Diersen.  She was baptized on March 26, 1933 and was later confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1947, both at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilbert. 

Evelyn attended grade school at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Wilbert and later graduated from Fairmont High School with the class of 1951. 

On June 5, 1953, Evelyn was united in marriage to Martin J. Laue at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilbert.  Together the couple made their home on the Laue homestead farm in Tenhassen Township and there raised their five children, Donna, Mary, Russ, Jeff, and Brenda.  In addition, Evelyn and Martin also considered Mary Jo Doffing and Mark, Shirley and Megan Maschoff as family.

Evelyn worked for a short time at First Bank and then became Martin's partner working on the family farm.  She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, a member of the LWML and served her church in many different roles.  Evelyn served on the Ceylon School Board for six years and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and the Truman Lutheran Retirement Home Auxiliary.  She was active in the community and volunteered for many different projects and in the service of others.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna Laue of Mankato, MN, Mary Mielke McManus and her husband, Dennis of New Germany, MN, Russ Laue and his wife, Julie of Fairmont, MN, Jeff Laue and his wife, Julie of Fairmont, MN, and Brenda Laue of Sioux Falls, SD; additional family Mary Jo Doffing and Mark and Shirley Maschoff; grandchildren, Rachel (Mike) Ford, Jonathan Mielke, Laura (Chris) Hier, David (Mollee) Mielke, Joshua Mielke, Kristen (Luke) Thun, Jennifer (Jeremy) Jacob, Michael (Amy) Laue, Erica (Matt) Berhow, Katelyn (Mike) Steeves, Tyler (Jessica) Laue, Ben Post, Megan Maschoff, Kristina (Dan) Jorgensen, Lisa (Andy) Auld, Julie McManus and Martin McManus; great-grandchildren, Ariya, Bennett, Ashley, Jonah, Justin, Alyssa, Alex, Elijah, Abigail, Nathaniel, Oliver, Haley, Owen, Jones, Cord, Odin, Martin, Cole, Lynnea, and Karly; extended family Lola and Lawrence Schultze, Marlene and Dennis Rolf, Tammy Diersen, Judith Gove, Gary and Jackie Diersen, Diane and Steve Chase, Jean and Paul Labbus, Linda and Gary Stangland, Leona Simonett, Bonnie Conner, Kari Wedel, and Norma Conner as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Laue; parents, Adolph and Alma Diersen; step-mothers Clara and Elaine Diersen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry C. and Bertha Laue; brothers, Howard Diersen, Bruce Diersen and Roger Conner; sister Carolyn Conner; brothers-in-law Robert Gove and Lloyd Wedel; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Art and Annette Bremer and Cord and Vivian Laue; son-in-law Kendall Mielke and great-grandchild Brooke Lynn Laue.

LUCY WINZENBURG

CHANHASSEN — Lucy Louise (Frisbie) Winzenburg, age 63, of Chanhassen, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at her home. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, with visitation starting at 10 a.m., all at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 901 South Prairie Ave., Fairmont. Inurnmnet will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will also be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. Third St., Chaska.

Lucy was born April 12, 1955, in Fairbury, Neb., to William Harold and Eleanor (Hutson) Frisbie. She was one of four children.

Lucy will be remembered for her infectious positivity and ability to make everyone in a room feel comfortable. She was incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren and loved to talk about them or show pictures at any opportunity. She had a passion for her work at Cub Foods, loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers and her Nebraska roots, and had an insatiable love of reading.

Her family is grateful that her pain and suffering are over, however, they will miss her each and every day. They find peace knowing that she will be watching over and guiding them through life’s journey.

Survivors include: her husband of 30 years, Doug; children, Luke (Liz) Sathoff of Jackson, Minn., Laura (Dan) Patton of Prior Lake, Minn., Molly (Josh) Krueger of Chanhassen, Minn., Sam (Brandi) Winzenburg of Chaska, Minn., Anthony Winzenburg of Hopkins, Minn.; nine grandchildren; mother and father-in-law, Kate and Frank Winzenburg of Fairmont; siblings, Joyce Kollasch of Fairmont, Bill (Alice) Frisbie of Omaha, Neb., Tony (Lenore) Frisbie of Republic, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements by Bertas Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chaska.

www.bertasfh.com