Vonna Ledeboer, age 87, of Olivia went home to the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Saint Therese of New Hope. Funeral services are Monday, July 9th at 4:00 p.m. at Cross Of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Burial is in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation is Monday at the church from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia
Vonna Lou Ledeboer was born February 22, 1931 at Lisbon, ND, to Willard and Alice (Lokken) Shearer. She graduated from Breckenridge High School in Breckenridge, MN. Vonna then attended Mounds Midway School of Nursing in St. Paul graduating as a Registered Nurse. Vonna met the love of her life Allen Ledeboer and they were married on September 25, 1954. They were blessed with four daughters and made their home in Olivia. Besides being a homemaker she was employed as an RN with the majority of the years at Renville County Hospital. She was a faithful member of Cross Of Calvary Lutheran Church. She had enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, and having coffee with friends. Vonna and Allen had also enjoyed traveling and spending summers camping at Kandiyohi Lake at Park #1.
Vonna is survived by her four daughters: Mary (Chris) Hanson of Ham Lake, Karen (Kevin) Laffen of Eden Prairie, Julie (Dale) Goulson of Roseville, and LaVonne (Tom) Kubesh of Atwater; her 12 grandchildren: Katie (Ryan) Olson, Abbey (Jon) Enfield, Natalie (Kent) Katterheinrich, Jason (Ashley) Laffen, Megan Laffen, Matt Goulson, Kelsey (Joe) Hjelle, Andrea Kubesh, Jackie (Louie) Riehle, Rochelle (Nick) Sherman, Gen Kubesh, and Patrick Kubesh; her 21 great-grandchildren; her brother Willard (Barbara) Nelson; and her sister Barbara Zimbrick. Vonna was preceded in death by her grandparents who had raised her, Fred and Ida Shearer; her parents Willard and Alice; her stepmom Adell; her husband Allen; and her great-grandson Charlie Laffen.
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