Lavon R. Siems

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Lavon R. Siems, 88 of Lake City, formerly of Mazeppa, died peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City surrounded by her loving family.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church - Bear Valley, with Pastor Alan Horn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lavon Ruth Klingsporn was born on March 7, 1926, in Pine Island Township, Goodhue County, to Walter and Hilda (nee Prigge) Klingsporn. She grew up in rural Pine Island and graduated from Pine Island High School in 1944. On Sept. 5, 1945, she married Vern A. Siems in Pine Island. They started farming in the Pine Island area and later in the Mazeppa area until retiring. Vern died on Feb. 5, 1998. Lavon continued to live on the farm for several years, before moving to Lake City.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church - Bear Valley Ladies Aid, Wabasha County Homemakers Club, and the Wabasha County Ladies Auxiliary - Post 1802. Lavon enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking and baking, playing cards with her friends. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Lavon is survived by her daughters, Rebecca (Gary Roberson) Siems of Zumbro Falls and Nancy (Joe) Liffrig of Mazeppa; grandchildren, Emily Siems Roberson, and Alyssa Siems Roberson, both of Minneapolis, Natalie (Adam) Arians of Cottage Grove, Ryan (Hailey) Liffrig of Byron; and sister, Donna Egger of Pine Island.

Lavon was preceded in death by her husband, Vern; and parents, Hilda and Walter.

Memorials are preferred to St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Association - Bear Valley.

Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.

Funeral Home
Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr Zumbrota, MN 55992
(507) 732-5444
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 22, 2014
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