LaVon Brickman

LaVon L. Brickman, 88, of Waukon, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Evansdale, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.
LaVon Linda Brickman was born February 17, 1927 in Waverly. She was the daughter of Elmer and Erna (Kleinschmidt) Lindner. LaVon grew up in Nashua, where she was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and attended local schools. She worked at Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo, where she met Harry Lee Brickman. The two were married May 28, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank and made their home in Evansdale for many years.
In December of 1984, LaVon retired after 38 years on the line at Rath. They moved to Harpers Ferry in 1992, where they enjoyed many years before moving to Waukon in June of 2015.
LaVon has been a member of Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church and its Priscilla Circle in rural Waterville since moving to Harpers Ferry and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Evansdale when living there. She was also a member of the Harpers Ferry Golden Agers Club.
LaVon enjoyed the outdoors and liked to go fishing as well as work in her vegetable and flower gardens. She liked getting together with friends to play cards and was an excellent cook and baker, well known for her dinner rolls. LaVon and Harry traveled extensively and for many years spent some of the winter in Phoenix, AZ.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Brickman of Waukon; a son, David (Cyndi) Brickman of Harpers Ferry; a son-in-law, Chuck Rice of Raymond; six grandchildren: Pam (Jason) Dugan, Michelle Rice, Carrie (Ryan) Etten, Jeremy (Erica) Harn, Katie Harn and Chad Brickman; nine great-grandchildren: Brenden, Zach, Charlie, Caidence, Jack, Haley, Maddox, Mason and Alex; two brothers: Merlwin (Violet) Lindner of Nashua and Duane (Jeannie) Lindner of California; and a sister, Arlene (Gerald) Hoover of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Diana Rice and Debra Ann Brickman; and two sisters, Bernice (Lawrence) Hartzel and Ella Mae (James) Depenbusch.
Casketbearers were her nephews, Lyle Gordon, Tom Brickman, Ed Erickson, Jeff Matthias, and Mike and Dennis Lindner. Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences may be left at