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Lavonne (Story) Kleaveland

February 6, 1930 - May 7, 2018
From: Storm Lake, IA | Originally: Peterson, IA
Lavonne (Story) Kleaveland

Lavonne (Story) Kleaveland

Born: February 6, 1930
Died: May 7, 2018
Age: 88

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 Lavonne (Story) Kleaveland, the daughter of John and Ethel (Phillips) Ginger, was born February 6, 1930 in Primghar, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Sutherland, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating from Sutherland High School in 1948.  She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. She worked at the telephone office in Sutherland during high school.

     Lavonne married Charles Virgil Story on January 22, 1949.  To this union two daughters were born: Julee Marie and Janice Elaine.  After their marriage, Lavonne worked at the State Bank of Peterson for 23 years.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peterson, where she served many positions including the Building Committee for the new church.  She also served on the Peterson Town Council.  Charles passed away on February 22, 1992.  Lavonne married Rodney C. Kleaveland in 1995 and he passed away May 9, 2015.

     Lavonne enjoyed traveling including trips to Europe, Asia, Africa & South America and winters in McAllen, Texas.  She also enjoyed fishing, playing cards and golfing.  Lavonne cherished most of all the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

     Lavonne passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the age of 88.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles and her 2nd husband, Rodney; her daughter, Julee on January 13, 1984 and three sisters: Darlene Einerwold, Irene Warburton and Marjory Engelke.

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Janice (Brian) Drzycimski of Alta, IA; a son-in-law, LeRoy (Rosita) Hieb of Carlsbad, CA; four grandchildren: Staci (Steven) Mullinnix of Dallas, TX, Dustin (Stephanie) Drzycimski of Alta, IA, Andrew (Tami) Hieb of Ramona, CA, Melissa Wolfinger of Torrance, CA; great grandchildren: Warren, Elaine, Harvey and Luther Mullinnix, Emily and Kramer Drzycimski, Aubri, Andrew, Jr, Seraphina and Scarlett Hieb and Alexis, Madeline and Trevor Wolfinger; a stepson, David Kleaveland of Pierre, SD and a step son-in-law, Jim Wischmeyer of Webb, IA; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Peterson.
Pastor Kim Dewey
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Monday, May 14, 2018 with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Monday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Peterson, Iowa.
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
By Ryan Brown

ORGANIST: Gloria Terrell
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held immediately following the graveside services at the church.


Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 7:57 AM
“You have your sweet Mama's smile, Janice. Joy absolutely oozes from every picture of her! Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for you, and your entire family.”
- Marcia Steffen
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:19 PM
“She was a sweet lady who passed on to the next several generations, values of family and loved well. In our prayers Jan and family.”
- Tim and Lorie Wittmaack
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM
“I am so sorry to learn of Lavonne's passing. She was such a sweet, wonderful lady. I enjoyed our visits at the library and when I took books up to she and Rodney at the house. I have missed that. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. And you have my deepest sympathy.
- Martha Landsness
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM
“Lavonne was a very loving, loyal and caring person who made a difference in the lives of others. ”
- Dr. Justin Kleaveland
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:26 AM
“Jan and family,
I’m thinking of you as you say farewell for a little while to your Mamma. Peace be with you during this time of reflection.
With sincere sympathy,
Sandy Curry”
- Sandy Curry
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“Our sympathy to the family at this difficult time. I enjoyed chatting with Lavonne during her stay at Hawkeye Care Center. May God bless her soul.
- Matt and Jean Fassler
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM
“Lavonne's Family, May GOD wrap his arms around you at this most difficult time.”
- Dee Jackson
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:54 AM
“With loving memories of Lavonne. She was a very sweet lady.”
- Chavon Struve
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