LaVonne Ahlstedt, 84LaVonne Ahlstedt, 84, died at Diamond Willow in Alexandria on December 16, 2012.
LaVonne Ahlstedt, 84, died at Diamond Willow in Alexandria on December 16, 2012.
LaVonne was born September 10, 1928 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Walter and Ada (Lipscy) Gillson. LaVonne attended various schools and graduated from Hill City High School in 1946.
In 1950, she was united in marriage to David S. Carlson and the couple lived in the Bloomington area. David died in 1963. Through the Big Brother program, LaVonne met Don Ahlstedt and they were married on December 30, 1964.
They lived in Bloomington until 1973 when they moved to Coeur D’alene, Idaho. In 1977, they returned to the Alexandria area. LaVonne and Don were both employed at Walmart as greeters, and LaVonne enjoyed her occupation until her illness made it too difficult. She enjoyed visiting with people, yard work and was a volunteer in her church.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of Alexandria; son, Greg, of Nashua, MT; and daughters, Denise Biggar of Glasgow, MT and Cindy Rollins of Alexandria; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Darrell Gillson of Hill City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, LaVern and Keith Gillson; and grandson, Paul Ahlstedt.
A funeral service was held Thursday, December 20 at United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Hansen, officiating. Lonnie Kriel and Stephanie Tewes providing the music. The interment was at Geneva Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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