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LaVonne Baack

Monday, October 22, 2012

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LaVonne Baack, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.

LaVonne Lorraine Jurgenson was born May 26, 1928, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of William and Laura (Klemme) Jurgenson. LaVonne attended country school near her home.

She was united in marriage to Donald Baack on Aug. 22, 1948, in Akron.

Don and LaVonne farmed in Grant Township for several years and later moved to Le Mars in 1971. Don died March 19, 1980.

In 2007, LaVonne moved to Prime Living Apartments.

LaVonne was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig where she enjoyed participating in Circle and volunteering for church activities.

She also enjoyed playing pinochle, bowling in league, and baking pies.

Her greatest joys in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Dennis Baack and his wife Shannon, of Sheldon, and their children, Eric and Donna Baack and children Jacob and Caleb, Jesse and Valarie Baack and children Isaac, Savannah, Jada, and Briggs and Daniel Baack; Susan Bachman and her husband, Tim, of Aurora, Colo., and their children, Jenna Bachman and her fiancÚ Uriah High and son Quincey, and Joe Bachman; James Baack and his wife, Brenda, of Le Mars and their children, Mallory and Brendan Berkenpas and Madison Baack; a sister-in-law, Doris Haage of Le Mars; two brothers-in-law, Duane and Peg Baack of Littleton, Colo., and Bill Johnson of Longmont, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Laura (Klemme) Jurgenson; her husband, Donald Baack on March 19, 1980; four sisters, Shirley Johnson, Marlene (Lloyd) Eichacher, Bernice (Fred) Grosenheider and Leona (Bill) Hartman; two brothers, Robert (Bev) Jurgenson and Norman (Ruth) Jurgenson; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Klemme.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig, with Minister Joel Nye and the Rev. Sarah Nye officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Troy Haage, Kurt Haage, Terry Klemme, Barry Jurgenson, Roger Jurgenson, and Brandan Berkenpas. Honorary casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Eric Baack, Jesse Baack, Daniel Baack, Jenna Bachman, Joe Bachman, Mallory Berkenpas, and Madison Baack.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.