LaVonne Peterson Erickson entered into God’s care on March 1, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. LaVonne was born on July 29, 1932, in Ames, to Wilmer and Ella Peterson. She was a graduate of Ames High School. LaVonne was devoted to her husband, L. John Erickson, since their marriage in 1952. She and John lived in Alexandria, Va.; New Orleans, La.; and Cleveland, Ohio, before settling in Newton permanently. LaVonne enjoyed golf and bridge and was active in PEO and Theta Chi.
LaVonne is survived by her husband John and their three sons, Robert from Lakewood, Colo., Mark (Nancy) from Milton, Ga., and Christopher (Connie) from Lino Lakes, Minn. She has six grandchildren, Tom, JD, Chelsea, Peter, Sara and Emma.
A celebration of LaVonne’s life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Newton. John and family will receive visitors following the service at a reception in the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Newton Village Building Fund.