LaVon Emery

LaVon Emery

  • Funeral Date: 4/06/17
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 am
  • Date of Birth: 11/22/33
  • Date of Death: 4/01/17
  • Funeral Location: Stanton United Methodist Church

LaVon Emery, age 83 of Northfield, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Reflection Care Suites of the Three Links Care Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, April 6th at the Stanton United Methodist Church with burial at the Stanton Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 pm Wednesday at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and at the Church on Thursday 1 hour prior to Services.

LaVonne Corrine Emery was born on the family farm near Randolph, daughter of Clarence and Leona (Schuler) Lee. She was raised on her parent’s farm and attended school in Randolph, graduating from Randolph High School in 1951.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth Emery on February 14, 1953 at the Randolph Methodist Church. Their first home was in Stanton and in 1955 they moved to their own farm in Northfield Township where they dairy farmed and raised their 5 daughters. LaVon was active on the farmed driving tractor when needed and cared for the calves.

When the dairy herd was sold in 1987 she began working at the Dahl House warehouse in Northfield, then baking, first at Hattie’s Coffee Shop and then at Petricka’s County Market Bakery. In 1998 she became a meal ticket checker at Carleton College Food Services. Here she got to know many of the college students which she really enjoyed, retiring in 2006.

LaVon and Ken enjoyed dancing and playing cards, taking bus tours to places like Branson, Nashville, and out East to see the cherry blossoms in the spring. She was active in her Church and a member of the Ladies Aide, and was a 4H Leader with the Big Giants where her girls were members. She loved time spent with her grandchildren and going to their sporting events and school activities, teaching them to sew, and playing cards and board games with them.

LaVon is survived by daughters Debbie (Mike) Fischbach of Northfield, Darlene (Mike) Witt of Northfield, Cindy (Ralph) Neil of Dennison, Lori (Brian) Malecha of Northfield, Judy (Doug Kaufman) Emery of Lake Linden, MI; brother Robert (Betty) Lee of Randolph; 10 grandchildren; 3 great granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; and brother and sister-in-law Roger and Dora Lee.


  1. Nancy Hegland

    LaVon was one of the best cooks ever! I go to the Lee Family cookbook often for tried and true recipes. I know that if her name is on the recipe, it will be a winner. She was kind, loving, and always interested in what you were doing. LaVon enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always up for visiting.

  2. Jeff and Jane George

    Our thoughts and prayers to Cindy, Ralph and the entire family, for strength and comfort in knowing your mom is safe and welcomed into heaven.

  3. Char Hamblin

    I’m so sorry to learn of LaVon’s passing, though feel so very grateful to have been able to spend the past six months with her while I worked at Millstream Commons; Lavon and I enjoyed many card games of 500, and spent many hours baking in the kitchen. I’ll always remember her for the kind-hearted person that she was. My sympathies & and condolences to all of LaVon’s family.💜

  4. Claire Hill

    Darlene and Debbie and families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Claire and Steve Hill

  5. Diane and Randy and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss Cindy and family. My heart knows the pain of loosing parents all to well. I will pray that God will give you solace in the knowing that she is in a better place.

  6. Kevin Hoppe & Paula Maus

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Cindy and all of your family.

    Kevin and Paul

  7. Tim & Brenda Wilcox

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers through this very hard time. We hope that you find comfort in loving memories and knowing that she is at peace.

    The Wilcox Family

  8. Patricia Lamberty Imai

    my dear Debbbie, Darlene, Cindy, Lorie and Judy, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She and your Dad played a big role in my life. They were truly great people. Your mother was such a hard worker and always took time to be kind and gracious. I remember her happy disposition. She will be missed. Please know you and your families are in my prayers.

  9. Not everyone will ever possess the ability to watch their family grow,fall apart and come back together through hard times and the hard fought good times. Not everyone can achieve this with grace, acceptance and a wisdom of the things that can’t be changed combined with a palpable simple love for everyone. We all hope what we leave behind are happy memories despite transgressions and the currents of life we decide to ride. LaVonne’s current of life kept a home for all to come back to no matter where storms of life struck and where fair winds pushed. She has her place in my heart and a respect for who she is, was and will always be.

  10. Gail (Schrader) Brodersen

    When thinking of my youth, I recall time spent at the Emery’s. I still have a scar on my knee from falling off my bike as Cindy and I raced down the gravel road. I have very fond memories of those days in a wonderful caring neighborhood. I remember LaVon as always being a kind, gentle and gracious woman. Even in later years, when I would run into her at Millstream Commons, she always had a smile on her face and a warm happy greeting. My sincere sympathies go out to the entire family!

  11. Eloise Lee

    Deb, Dar,Cindy,Lori & Judy,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful person inside & out. She truly had a kind & loving heart at all times. She will be missed by many. Thoughts & prayers go out to you, your families, and all who knew & loved her.

  12. Jennifer Holten Thomsen

    Lori, Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hope you and your family are well otherwise.