Date posted - October 14, 2012
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery of Spencer, Iowa.
Visitation will begin 5:30 P.M., Wednesday with the family present from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M., Wednesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
LaVon Nettie Black, the daughter of George and Agnes (Fahleen) Brownell, was born September 17, 1922 on a farm near Greenville, IA. She attended school in Greenville, graduating from Rossie High School in 1940.
LaVon married Talmadge “Tam” Black on August 28, 1940 in Luverne, MN. To this union, eight children were born: Jack, Tamra, Kathleen, Patricia, Mary, Jon, Michelle and Jay. LaVon very much loved her children and their families. She worked for Super Valu in Spencer, at Myrtle’s Store in Rossie and lastly, ran the Rossie Store for her son, Jon. Following retirement, LaVon moved to the Sunset Apts. in Spencer and most recently lived at Northshire Residence in Spencer. She was a past member of the Rossie United Church of Christ, where she was active with the women’s fellowship and taught Sunday school. LaVon had a great love for her 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She will lovingly be remembered for her wonderful holiday meals and her special chocolate cream and lemon meringue pies.
LaVon passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tam, on December 26, 1996; a daughter, Patricia Lamberson in 2012 and a brother, Nathan in infancy.
Left to cherish her memory are three sons and their wives: Jack and Clara Black of Primghar, IA, Jon and Lori Black of Spencer, IA and Jay and Lori Black of Huxley, IA; four daughters and their husbands: Tamra & Dennis Gullickson of Moorhead, MN, Kathleen and Lawrence Bame of Hadley, MA, Mary and Steve Niesen of Parkville, MO and Michelle and Michael Davis of Sheldon, IA; 23 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Marian Schwartz of Green Valley, AZ; two brothers: Rolland Brownell and his wife, Jo of Des Moines, IA and Don and his wife, Marcia Brownell of Clive, IA; other relatives and many friends.
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