LaVonne Thesing

LaVonne Thesing

Monday November 16, 2020

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Obituary for LaVonne Thesing

Lavonne Alice Thesing went home to be with Jesus on November 16, 2020 at age 83 at her home in Brainerd, MN surrounded by her husband and children. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Halvorson-Taylor Life Events Center in Brainerd, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in the St. Mathias Cemetery in Brainerd, MN.
Funeral arrangements are with Halvorson-Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd, MN.
Lavonne was born to the late Lloyd and Daisy Grams on March 26, 1934. She was united in marriage to Peter Thesing on October 14, 1954 and went on to have 9 children. She was a dedicated and loving mother who loved to cook for family and friends. She taught her children and grandchildren the value of serving others and making beautiful tables serving tea with her china. She had a passion for caring for large families who needed help fixing their homes. She loved to pioneer fundraising for Christian education scholarships for private schools, volunteering with groups such as Concerned Women of America, MADD, Happiness of Womanhood and Teen Challenge. LaVonne began working as a nurse in OB and pediatrics, home dialysis and with the mentally handicapped at Brainerd State Hospital. For a while she made wedding cakes and did catering for weddings. Later she went on to open Forever Yours Bridal and Sugar Plum Gifts. For the last 20 years she and Peter managed Ruth Lake Resort. Lavonne and Peter started their married life in Wayzata, Mn and in 1963 moved to their farm south of Brainerd where they raised their children while farming. She loved her Lord Jesus , lived for her family and cherished her country. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Baxter. She will be dearly missed by her husband and family.
LaVonne is survived by loving husband, Peter Thesing; children, Gery (Linda) Thesing, Steven (Lois) Thesing, Karen (Jeffrey) Gildart, Charles (Julie) Thesing, Connie (Glen) Knowlen, Debbie (Ken) Sykes, Brian (Mary) Thesing, Donna Sutton, Pamela (Brian) Larson; 36 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Grams, Diane Schlegel, Jerry Grams, Glenda Hoheisel and Darrell Grams.

LaVonne was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Daisy Grams; brother, Richard Grams and son-in-law, Alex Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Lake Region Christian School,, Oak Street Christian School,, or St Francis Catholic School, www.stfranciscatholicschool.

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  • Second Visitation

    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center
    512 South 8th Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday November 19, 2020 |
    Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center
    512 South 8th Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday November 19, 2020
    Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Susan Sykes

Dearest Thesing Family, I am so sorry and saddened to hear about LaVonne. LaVonne was a beautiful person inside and outside. I am glad and blessed to have known her. I will always remember her at Maddie's wedding-I told her she looked elegant and like a queen. We have a special angel watching over us. Lots of love and many blessings. Susan Sykes, Lynchburg, VA
Comment | Posted at 10:43am via Condolence

Bill Hartman /Nancy Hartman

Uncle Pete and family---so sorry to hear about Aunt Lavonne and pray that God will give you solice at this time of hurt and sorrow. Her life, in one manner or another, was following the wishes of Jesus. Now she is with Him.
God's peace and blessings for you all!
Nancy and Bill Hartman
Her life, in one manner or another, was following the wishes of Jesus! Now she is with Him!
God's peace and blessings to you all!
Nancy and Bill Hartman
Comment | Posted at 11:28pm via Condolence

Doug Wahl

My and my families prayers and condolences go out to the Thesing family during this very difficult time.

Doug and Tamara Wahl - Troy, Virginia
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Mary Schilling

Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you! Many great memories with "Pete's" family, "U Jim's" family and ours as we grew up so close to each other. Rest in Peace Lavonne
Mary Thesing Schilling
Comment | Posted at 01:18pm via Condolence

Lila Finley

Our family has spent so many happy times with Lavonne.Rest in peace cousin
Comment | Posted at 12:52pm via Condolence

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