LaVonne Lamphier

LaVonne C. Lamphier, 77, of Fayette, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home in Fayette. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
LaVonne Clara Lamphier was born April 19, 1938 in Sumner, the daughter of Lester Fred and Clara (Wenthe) Pollow. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sumner, graduated from Sumner High School in 1955 where she was an baton majorette and attended flight attendant school in Kansas City, MO.  November 27, 1959, she married Harry Del Lamphier at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sumner. LaVonne worked at the Sumner newspaper for several years. She and Harry moved to Dorchester, and then to Waukon, where she worked as a news reporter for the Waukon Standard Newspaper in Waukon. They moved to Fayette in the late 2000s. LaVonne and Harry wintered in Apache Junction, AZ.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, working word games, playing solitaire on her I pad, and spending time in her flower gardens. LaVonne loved following her grandsons' activities which she was very proud of.
Survivors include her children: Michelle Lamphier of Fayette, Jennifer (Dennis) Bockhaus of Nora Springs and Michael Lamphier of Cedar Rapids; three grandsons: Tony Bockhaus of Cedar Falls, Ben Kwapnioski of Omaha, NE, and AOAN (AW) Mike Kwapnioski of San Diego, CA; three brothers: Charles (Carol) Pollow of Morris, IL, Verly (Marilynn) Pollow of Waterloo and Gene (Marijune) Pollow of Souix City. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry, who died in 2013; and a brother, Marvin Pollow.
Honorary casketbearers are her brothers. Casketbearers are Tony Bockhaus, Ben Kwanpnioski and AOAN (AW) Mike Kwapnioski, Dennis Mahr, Alan Musser, and Dan Vogeler.
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