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LaVonne Pendergrass, 68

LaVonne Gail (Monson) Pendergrass, 68, died December 31, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Lavonne was born August 5, 1945 to Manville and Dorothy (Houska) Monson in Grafton, ND. She attended Rothsay High School. She married Bennie Tollefson on October 5, 1963. This union was blessed by two daughters, Kim and Kay. LaVonne and Bennie operated a dairy farm near Erhard, where LaVonne was a homemaker and mother.

LaVonne married Robert Pendergrass on December 31, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in Las Vegas until 1997, when they moved to North Branch, MN. They have resided in Alexandria since 2005.

LaVonne enjoyed swimming, playing cards, shopping, belonging to the Red Hat Ladies and spending time with family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Alexandria; children, Kim (Jeff) Hoffman and Kay (Bob) Streitz, both of Champlin; stepchildren, Rick Pendergrass of New York City, Rhonda (Jim) Tryon of Maplewood, Roxanne (Curt Nguyen) Pendergrass of Inver Grove Heights, Kelly (Tim) Lynaugh of Cambridge, Josh Pendergrass of New Brighton, and Holly Pendergrass Salk of Elk River; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Monson of Fergus Falls; brothers, Ronald (Eldora) Monson and Allen Monson, both of Fergus Falls; many nieces and nephews; and many friends and extended family members.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her brother, Marty; first husband, Bennie; and father, Manville.

A memorial service was held Saturday, January 4 at Shalom Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Inurnment will be at Kinkead Cemetery at a later date. Honorary urn bearers are LaVonnes grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;