LaVonne J. Wigdahl, 79, of Naples, Fla. and Isanti, Minn., passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at her home in Florida with her immediate family and the caring help of Avow Hospice.
LaVonne was born in Lake Andes, S.D. on April 29, 1932 and was married to Luther O. Wigdahl in Pickstown, S.D. on Dec. 27, 1951. She was dedicated first and foremost to her Lord, husband of 60 years, and to her three children and their families. She loved her loons on Green Lake, Blue Herons at High Point, and the humming birds on the Isanti farm.
She was preceded in death by her parents (Norris and Alice Nelson); two brothers (Arnold and Robert); and three sisters (Fern, Gladys, and Alice). She is survived by two brothers, Nathan (Florence) and Carney); her husband (Luther); three children, Brian (Betty), Loren (Mary), and Jeanne (James); eight grandchildren (Tad, Katie, Eric, Danny, Crystal, Tiffany, Michael, and Paul); and five great grandchildren (Ethan, Evita, Hailey, Becca, and Bomani).
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist and Gwen Anderson as soloist. The pallbearers are Daniel Doepke, Paul Doepke, Michael Wigdahl, Eric Hadtrath and Tad Hadtrath. Interment in Isanti Union Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Lung Association and Naples Avow Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.