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In Memory of LaVonne Peterson


July 6, 1939 - July 14, 2019

LaVonne F. Peterson, age 80, a lifelong resident of Siren, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.

LaVonne was born in Siren on July 6, 1939 to parents, William and Dorothy Richison. LaVonne grew up is Siren, graduating from Siren High School. 

On June 6, 1959, she and Gene were united in marriage in Siren.

LaVonne owned and operated the Lucky Strike Resort on Devils Lake with husband, Gene from 1969-1988. They spent years serving meals and sharing stories with snowmobilers and ice fisherman from all over. 

LaVonne then managed apartment complexes for C.G. Rein from 1988-2004.  She was the friendly face seen at the Pheasant Inn and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where she cleaned until she retired in 2018.

When she was not working, LaVonne was always helping others.  She did, on occasion take time for herself to play cards, take a walk, spend time with her grandkids and just have a nice visit with friends and family. She and husband, Gene were avid sports fans, cheering on the Packers and Twins.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger Richison and sister, Mona Rasmussen.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Gene; sons, Kris and Carl; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; her sisters, Shirley Dickinson, Carol Radke and Norma Dake; along with numerous nieces and nephews, relative and many dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held for LaVonne on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM (visitation 10 am-12 pm) at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Jody Walter officiating. 


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