LaVonne Marie Johnson

May 7, 2018
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Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 AM Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Community Church of Hudson, 226 Eldora Road, Hudson, IA 50643


Family will greet friends for one hour prior to services at the church


Hudson Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Church of Hudson


LaVonne Marie Johnson, 86, of Reinbeck, formerly of Hudson, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck.

She was born May 12, 1931 in rural Dike, Iowa, daughter of Wilbert and Lillian Krumlinde Petersen. She married Bob C. Johnson July 29, 1950 at Fredsville Lutheran Church in rural Dike; he died February 10, 2017. LaVonne graduated from Dike High School and later attended Morningside College. She worked alongside her husband as an interior designer for Johnson Construction, Painting, Papering, and Home Decorating until she retired in 1995. LaVonne was a member of the Community Church of Hudson. She sang for many social, family, and public events. She was a member of the Hudson Music Makers and Metropolitan Chorale.

LaVonne is survived by two daughters, Charmaine Kramer of Waterloo, IA and Cynthia “Cindy” (Bruce) Angle of Idaho Falls, ID; two sons, Curtis Johnson of Tama, IA and Christopher (Inga) Johnson of Bolivar, MO; four grandchildren, Sarah (Dave) Path, Katie (Ben) Seehafer, Emma and Mollie Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Arthur Seehafer, Devin and Grayson Path, and two sisters‑in‑law, Joyce and Delores Petersen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a sister, Thelma Bruhn; six brothers, Roger, Howard, Leslie, Dwayne, Dale, and Charles Petersen; a grandson, Luke Johnson, and a son-in-law, Kenneth Kramer.

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  1. Susan Wirtjes | May 14, 2018

    so sorry to hear of LaVonne’s passing. 

    Susan Wirtjes

  2. Sue Green | May 14, 2018
    After I started to attend Fredsville Lutheran Church in 1998, I treasured the Sundays when LaVonne would sing a solo there.  Her beautiful voice would bring tears to my eyes!  Bob was always so proud of her.  Byron Johnson, an older church friend, told me that when Bob was a young man, he worked for Bryon.  Byron told Bob, "You need to take LaVonne out.  She would be a great catch."  The rest is history!
  3. Samra Jensen Olofson | May 13, 2018
    I was sorry to hear of LaVonne's passing. She was a beautiful singer and a great person. My best wishes to you all at this time.

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