June 5, 1927 - September 15, 2009
LaVonna Marie Struthers, 82 of West Bend died Tuesday September 15, 2009 at the West Bend Care Center. Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, West Bend with Rev. Evelyn Lewiston officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM Saturday at the church. Burial will take place in the West Bend Cemetery at a later date,at the convenience of the family. Harris Funeral Home (www.harrisfuneralservices.com) is in charge of arrangements. LaVonna M. Struthers was born June 5, 1927 in Alta ,Iowa the daughter of Emmet and Marcella (Andersen) Hanson. She attended school in Alta before moving to the Bradgate area and graduating from the Bradgate High School. On March 9, 1947 LaVonna was united in marriage with Ralph R. Struthers in Bradgate. The couple began their life together on a farm south of Bradgate and eventually moved to McKnights Point where they spent their entire married lives together. Ralph died May 15, 1971 in Ottosen, IA. LaVonna moved off the farm to West Bend in 1981 and has been a resident of the West Bend Care Center since 2004. Survivors include her children: Ronald (Dorothy) Struthers of Arvada, Colorado, Virginia Anderson of Ames, IA, Beverly Jensen if Sibley, IA and Vera Jean(Blake) Banwart of West Bend, fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, sister LaVera Fleuriet of Georgetown, Texas and several nieces and nephews. LaVonna was member of the United Methodist Church, the womens circles of the church, and the American Legion Auxillary. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Allen in 2005 ,and her brothers Darwin Hanson and Gerald Hanson.
LaVonna Marie Struthers, 82 of West Bend died Tuesday September 15, 2009 at the West Bend Care Center. Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, West Bend with Rev. Evelyn Lewiston officiating. Visitation... View Obituary & Service Information
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