LaVonne Marie (Anderson) Hawkins, 1961

Spring 2019 (May 16, 2019)

LaVonne Marie (Anderson) Hawkins, age 79, of Rochester, Minn., passed away Dec. 14, 2018, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.

LaVonne was born on May 13, 1939, to Melvyn and Betsy (Hovda) Anderson in Grand Meadow. Lavonne lived in Grand Meadow until her graduation from high school in 1957. LaVonne attended Luther College; she then moved to Rochester, where she worked for Mayo Clinic for 36 years. LaVonne married David Hawkins, Aug. 28, 1967. LaVonne was a devoted mother and grandmother; she found so much joy in her son and her grandchildren. She enjoyed cross-stitch, painting, doing puzzles and spending time with her family, friends, and her cat, Ringo.

Lavonne is survived by her son, Jason (Bridget) of Kasson, and their children Aaron, Jordan, McKinzie and Madylyn; three siblings, Beverly (Woodward) Anderson-Payne of Mill Valley, Calif., Mary (Anderson) Jacobson ‘67 of Alma, Wis., and James Anderson ‘70 (Nancy) of Rochester.

Lavonne was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Cleo Borgmann and Carol Anderson.

Visitation was Dec. 18, 2018, with funeral service to follow at Bear Creek Lutheran Church, Grand Meadow. Pastor Larry Iverson officiating.