Obituary for LaVonne J. Rodenberg

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LaVonne J. Rodenberg, 90 of La Crosse passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Gundersen Heath System. She was born in Bemidji, MN. on June 28, 1929 to Lester and Helen (Tokvam) Pederson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, MN. She graduated from Lanesboro High School. On August 13, 1949 LaVonne married Darol D. Rodenberg and he preceded her in death on December 6, 1997.
LaVonne enjoyed reading, challenging crosswords, flower gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church for many years.
LaVonne is survived by a daughter, Lynette (Gary) Dettinger of La Crosse; a son, Rockne (Diane) Rodenberg of Madison; three grandchildren, Richard (Barbara) Dettinger of Rochester, Douglas Rodenberg (Jessica) of Waukesha, WI. and Julia Rodenberg (David) of Madison, WI.; five great grandchildren, Erica, Victoria, Timothy, and Kylie Dettinger of Rochester, and Charlotte Rodenberg of Waukesha, WI.; two sisters, Eileen Goyette and Beverly Hanson; a brother, Robert (Claudine) Pederson; and a brother-in-law, Stan Barr.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Lois Housker and Donna Barr.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Olivet Lutheran Church, 2100 Bainbridge Street, La Crosse. Pastor David Baldukas will officiate and burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Olivet Lutheran Church in memory of LaVonne.
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