Lavon Anderson, 89, Albert Lea

Published 9:56 am Thursday, February 13, 2014

Funeral Services for Lavon “Vonnie” Anderson of Thorne Crest Retirement Community, formerly of Conger, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Conger. The Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Interment will be in Conger Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Lavon Anderson

Lavon Anderson

Lavon was born on May 26, 1924, in Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, the daughter of Phillip and Vivian (Gardner) Wulff.

She graduated from Albert Lea High School and then continued her education at Mason City Business College. After completing her education, Vonnie started working in the office at Wilson & Co., in Albert Lea.

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She married Russell A. Anderson on Sept. 30, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Following their marriage, Vonnie stayed home caring for her children and raising her family.

She later worked for a time at JC Penney Co.

Vonnie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Conger, where she had been active in WELCA and circle.

She loved bowling, puzzles, playing cards, baking and decorating cakes and doing crafts.

Vonnie was always doing for others; she especially enjoyed visiting and sharing her baked goodies with shut-ins. She was always interested and enjoyed being involved in her families lives, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vonnie died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community in Albert Lea at 89.

Vonnie will be greatly missed by her husband, Russell, of Albert Lea; her children Don (Judy)Anderson of Clarks Grove, Marion Behr of Indianapolis, Marvin Anderson (Kevin Mackenthun) of Minnetonka; grandchildren Patrick Anderson of Minneapolis, Timothy (Dana) Anderson and their son Elliot of Andover, Kelly Huber (fiancé Chris Bowman) and her son Carter of Coon Rapids; sister-in-law Mrs. Phyllis Donahue of St. Ansgar, Iowa; half brother Bruce Wulff of Las Vegas, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Phyllis Schmidt and two brothers-in-law.

Lavon will be fondly remembered and lovingly missed.