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Lavonne K. Otten

September 5, 1939 — March 23, 2023

Luverne, Minnesota

Lavonne K. Otten

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Lavonne Katherine Otten was born on September 5, 1939 to Ralph and Henrietta (Driesen) Otten in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  She grew up on a farm in Iowa with her parents, older brother, and older sister.  She attended school through the 8th grade at Doon Christian School.  When she was 15 years old, she moved with her family to a farm in Minnesota, where she lived and worked alongside her parents until their retirement.  On June 29, 1958 she made profession of faith at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne.  Lavonne then moved with her parents into Luverne, Minnesota and continued living with them until they moved to a nursing home, at which time she moved into the Blue Mound Tower.  She later moved into a group home in Luverne until health complications brought her to the Hospice Cottage in Luverne.  Early in the morning of March 23, 2023, Lavonne passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years, 6 months, and 18 days.

Lavonne worked as a janitor or housekeeper for several companies in the area, first TAC in Worthington, then Hardees in Luverne, followed by a hotel in Brandon, and finally for RCO in Luverne.  She was very meticulous and liked things to be clean so housekeeping was a natural gift of hers.  She was very active and enjoyed many walks throughout town.  She enjoyed visits at many local businesses, but her favorite places to stop were to visit the gals at First Farmers and Merchants Bank and for some potatoes and chicken at the Pizza Ranch.  She was an active member at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne, participating in Friendship Class, helping at the nursery, and helping with Coffee Break Bible Study.  She loved holding newborn babies and playing with little kids, as well as coloring pictures. She also very much enjoyed spending time with family.

Lavonne is survived by her brother, Gerald Otten of Montclair, California; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Henrietta Otten; sister Hermina Van Meeteren; brother-in-law John Van Meeteren; and sister-in-law Helen Otten.

 

In leiu of flowers, family request memorial donations be made to:

Friendship Ministries

or to the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne at:

Luverne Christian Reformed Church

 

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Christian Reformed Church - Luverne

605 N. Estey, Luverne, MN 56156

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Christian Reformed Church - Luverne

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne

994 Paw Paw Dr, Holland, MI 49423

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