LAUREL — Lavonne Faye Slagle, 86, Laurel, died June 23, 2020, at the Hillcrest Care Center, Laurel.
Visitation was Friday at the church, and continued one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Funeral services were June 27 at the United Lutheran Church, Laurel, with Rev. Matthew Quanbeck officiating. Services were also livestreamed at www.laurelulc.org/ live-stream
Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery, West Point.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Laurel.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Jason Slagle, Andrew Slagle, Zachary Slagle, Dan Slagle, Corey Slagle, Justin Slagle and Chet Suing. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Amy Johnson, Sara Griess, Mandy Moore, Amber Mullen, Britney Hart and Erica Slagle.
Lavonne Faye Slagle was born June 24, 1933, in Wisner, to Gustav Christian Fredrick and Mary Johanne Margarethe (Greve) Laase. She grew up on a farm north of Wisner and attended Cuming County Rural School District 24 and then Wisner High School. Lavonne stayed at home to help her parents with her nine brothers and sisters. She also babysat for several area families prior to her marriage. Lavonne married Roland David Slagle June 17, 1953, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Rollie went into the service and upon his discharge, they moved to West Point, where they farmed. In 1982, Lavonne and Rollie moved to Wakefield where they owned and operated The Lounge Bar & Grill for around three years. In 1987, they moved to Laurel where they owned and operated the Big Red Motel for close to ten years. Lavonne also worked at the Wagon Wheel restaurant in the evenings and worked at the Laurel Schools as a janitor and in the kitchen. She retired at the age of 75.
Lavonne was a member of the United Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a collector of china, assorted knickknacks, and she enjoyed gardening and doing crossword puzzles.
Lavonne is survived by her husband, Rollie Slagle, Laurel; son, Mike (Julie) Slagle, Osmond; daughters-in-law, Sherry Jarose, Fremont; Marcia Klein, Bellevue; son-in-law, Chuck Suing, Laurel; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby (Kenny) Jurgensen. Wisner; JoAnn Walter, Nickerson; Jane (Jerry) Kotik, Fremont; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sons, Gale, Dan, Gerald and Jim Slagle; daughter, Cindy Suing; mother and father in-law; sisters, Elaine Meier, Mylet Bargholz, Bonnell Peck; brothers, George Laase, Donald Laase, Gene Laase; and great-grandson, Wyatt Hart.