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Biederman, LaVon Lucille (Gamm) --- 1923-2013

BURRACK, GAMM, BIEDERMAN, BROWN, NESTEBY

Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 6/7/2013 at 08:29:42

LaVon Lucille Biederman

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. February 23, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa for LaVon Lucille Biederman, 89, of Elkader, who died at her home Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until service time February 23, at Bethany Lutheran Church, with interment at East Side Cemetery, Elkader, IA.

LaVon Lucille Biederman was born March 27, 1923, rural Arlington, Iowa, to John and Anna (Burrack) Gamm. LaVon attended rural schools and graduated in 1940, from the Arlington High School.

On October 20, 1944, LaVon was united in marriage to Lloyd G. Biederman at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Arlington. Three children were born to this union. The couple farmed near Volga for several years where she engaged in all activities of farm life. Their life centered on family.

LaVonís hands were rarely idle, and she had an excellent work ethic. She was generally focused on others and their needs. She crocheted afghans, made quilts for most members of the family, made shell flower bouquets and little shell animals. Gardening, fishing and playing cards were other interests. We will especially remember her sugar cookies Ė they were the best ever!

Survivors include three children, Kay Ann Biederman, Lawton, IA, Kenneth Alan (Deborah) Biederman, Jacksonville, IL and Leonard Lloyd Biederman, Elkader; granddaughters, Leah (Paul) Wilson, Cedar Rapids, IA, Anna (Fred) Koppenhafer, Brighton, CO, Naomi (Jason) Kolar, Denver, CO. Laura Handke, Denver, CO and Amanda Handke, Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kenneth Wilson, Cedar Rapids, IA, Tristan and Chance Koppenhafer, Brighton, CO, and Lloyd Handke, Denver, CO; sisters, Evelyn Brown, Sarasota, FL, Dorothy (Gerald) Nesteby, Marion, IA; brother, Ted (Janice) Gamm, Wabasha, MN; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

LaVon was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Leonard, Marsene and Donald Gamm; sister, Katherine and great-grandson, Fredrick Aarol Cole Koppenhafer.

Taken from a funeral brochure.


 

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