LaVonne Marie Kellen

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LaVonne Marie (Krogman) Kellen. Born November 13, 1934 in Remsen, Iowa and departed this life on June 2, 2015 in Dallas TX. After graduating from St. Mary's High School in Remsen IA in 1953, LaVonne entered the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque IA. She remained with the Sisters for about 3 years, but left before taking her final vows. She then attended Briar Cliff College Sioux City, IA, from which she graduated with a teaching degree in 1956. She was married to Stanley Bernard Kellen on June 22, 1957. LaVonne and Stan lived in El Monte CA, Remsen IA, Storm Lake IA, San Antonio TX, Dallas TX, and Conroe TX. Prior to her passing, LaVonne had lived with family in Dallas for about 15 years. LaVonne was an elementary school teacher in Catholic schools for many years. She was dedicated to her Catholic faith and loved her family.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her husband Stan, her parents Clarence and Opal Krogman, her brother Robert Krogman and a sister Dee Dee Moritz. She is survived by three sisters: Carol Comeau, Betty Pearson and Dianne Shearon; by her six children: Russ (Debbie), Chris (Holly), John (Brenda), Phil (Marie), Kelli (Donald Campbell), Beth (Delaine), and by her 14 grandchildren: Katy, Stan, Kaeli, Erin, Adrianna, Holli, Gregory, Lauren, Hannah, Christopher, Hailey, Sarah, Patrick, and Rachel. Services will be held on June 13th at St. Patrick Church in Dallas beginning with a Holy Rosary at 10:30am followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00am. Additional services and interment to be held in Remsen. Condolences may be offered at www.Sparkman-Crane.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Patrick School, Dallas.


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9643 Ferndale Rd
Dallas, TX 75238
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