LaVonne Remington 1931 - 2014
LaVonne was born July 15, 1931 in Sturgis to Charles and Marilla (Shuck) Hanzlik. Her family lived on Sulphur Creek near Lovell, SD.
She married the love of her life, Cecil Remington, at Fairpoint, SD on July 17, 1949. They made their home on the Schuster place, south of Fairpoint, where they started their family. In October 1956 they moved in with Cecil's parents after losing their entire home to a fire. LaVonne worked right alongside Cecil whether it was feeding sheep, cutting hay or milking cows. Together they raised five children who will cherish the memories she made with them, the things she taught them and the faith she exemplified in her life before them.
One of LaVonne's passions was sewing. She made her own wedding dress and many others throughout the years. She loved to quilt and many times you would find a quilt on the quilting frame resting on the back of the couch as she lovingly hand stitched a pattern onto it that she had designed.
LaVonne Aneita Remington, 82, ascended to the waiting arms of her loving Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil, Union Center, SD; her children, Galen (Nancy) Remington, Sturgis, SD; Aneita (Don) Henry, Stoneville, SD; Marvin Remington, Fairpoint, SD; Gary (Roxanne) Remington, Union Center, SD; and Adele (Terry) VanZee, Huron, SD; her grandchildren - Paula Henry; Donna (Bob) Milburn; Tyler, Keith and Shadryn VanZee; Katie Remington; and Randi Jo Tivis. Her great-grandchildren Timmy (Dessi) Wheeler; Amethyst, Emerald and Merijayne Milburn and step great-great-grandchildren Lillie Brown and Robert Subiate. Also her special French daughter, Vicky Gallucci, Pontise, France and her daughter, Izel; step granddaughter, Renee (Jonah) Domenichelli and their children, Gabriel and Isabella; two brothers, Raymond (Frances) Hanzlik and Gordon Wayne Hanzlik, both of Sturgis; two sisters-in-law, Mary Hanzlik Murray, Sturgis and Deloris Hanzlik Mitchell, Lusk, WY; many nieces and nephews, relatives, special friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Marilla Hanzlik; infant brother Darwin Dale Hanzlik; brothers, Orville and Eugene Hanzlik; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday with the family present from 2 p.m. untl 4 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Union Center Baptist Church with Pastor Wes Labrier and Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial follows at the Fairpoint Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Rainbow Bible Ranch.