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Obituary for Lavonne L. Engelhart
Lavonne Lucille Engelhart, age 78, a resident of Frederic, WI passed away peacefully on November 7, 2015 surrounded by her family at Frederic Nursing and Rehab.
Lavonne was born on January 1, 1937 to Leonard and Lucille Siverling in Cornell, WI. Lavonne graduated from Cornell High School and attended college in Eau Claire where she met the love of her life, James. They married on August 27, 1955 in Bloomer, WI - celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this summer.
Lavonne held many jobs during her life. In 1975 she started working as bookkeeper at the Frederic Farmers Union and was promoted to Manager in 1978. She kept books for Pilgrim Lutheran Church and was the Clerk for the Town of Daniels for 24 years. Lavonne worked 26 years at Yellow River Supply until her retirement. But the job she loved the most was being a Grandmother.
Lavonne will be sadly missed by her loving husband, James; son, Greg (Barb) Engelhart; daughters, Tammy (Bruce) Chell, and Jackie (John) Kurkowski; sisters-in-law, Judy Siverling, Ruth (Roger) Young, Jean (Joe) Pellegrino, Fern Brunclik; and brothers-in-law, Robert "Ole" Engelhart and Bruce Tromberg; grandchildren, Joseph Engelhart, Josh (Heidi) Chell, Amanda (William) Shafer, Melissa (Vince) Hull, Jeremy Chell (friend Jennifer), Ashley (Jayce) den Hoed, and Austin Kurkowski; great-grandchildren, Mason Chell, Brennan, Skyler and Brayden Shafer, McKenna and Declan Hull, Samantha and Dylan Oman; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Lavonne was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lucille Siverling; brother, Lloyd Siverling; in-laws, Joe and Viola Engelhart; sisters-in-law, Betty Tromberg, Diane Engelhart and Joan Chelmo; and brother-in-law, Tom Chelmo.
Visitation will be held at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic on Friday, November 13 from 4 to 7:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the church on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Paul Peterson will be officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Mary Lou Daeffler and vocalist, Bill Java. Honorary Pallbearers are her grandsons, Josh Chell, Jeremy Chell, Joe Engelhart, Austin Kurkowski, William Shafer, Vince Hull and Jayce den Hoed.
An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.