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Lavonne Van Houten

December 10, 1928 — May 9, 2023

Sibley, IA

      LaVonne Van Houten age 94, of Sibley, Iowa formerly of Melvin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sibley, IA.

      Visitation with the family present will be Thursday, May 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

      A private family graveside will be held at a later date.

      In Lieu of flowers; please donate to a charity of your choice.

      LaVonne L. (Lux) Van Houten was born December 10, 1928, in Hartley, IA the daughter of Wilhelm and Edna (Schierholz) Lux.  She lived her youth in Hartley where she attended Moneta Consolidated School and graduated from high school in 1946.

     She was united in marriage to Roy Van Houten on February 4, 1951, at Trinity Evangelical Reformed Church in Hartley, IA.  They made their home at his parents’ home place north of Melvin where they continued to live until they retired and moved into Sibley in 2002.

     She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley.  LaVonne enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and gardening.

     She passed away on Tuesday morning, May 9, 2023, at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sibley, Iowa at the age of ninety-four.

     She is survived by her children, Craig Van Houten of Melvin, IA; Scott Van Houten of Sanborn, IA; and Kay Christianson and her husband, Dean of Albert Lea, MN; four grandchildren, Justin (Mindi) Van Houten of Melvin, IA; Jason (Lisa) Christianson of Colorado; Logan (special friend, Scarlet Louviere) of Melvin and Brian (Linds) Christianson of Montana; four great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Cienna, Caleb and Eli; two sisters, Joyce  (Junior) Wagner of Hartley, IA; Janet (Dan) Shinkle of Okoboji, IA and many nieces and nephews.

     LaVonne was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents, Wilhelm and Edna; brother, Dale (Darlene) Lux; sister, Adella (Don) Baumgarn; two nephews, Jeffrey Shinkle and Douglas Baumgarn and cousins, Orlan Lux and Jolene Noviel.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Jurrens Funeral Home

, Sibley, IA 51249

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