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Obituary for LaVonne Childs-Overby

LaVonne Childs-Overby, age 88, of Northfield, formerly of Randolph, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Northfield Hospital with her family at her side. LaVonne was born March 16, 1929, the daughter of Archie and Lydia (Redman) Farnum in Hazelwood, Minnesota. The family lived in Farmington for a short while before moving to Randolph where she graduated from high school in 1947. She attended Mankato Business College where she received her degree in accounting. LaVonne was united in marriage to Richard Childs on June 12, 1948, in Columbia Heights and made their home in Castle Rock Township where they […]

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LaVonne Childs-Overby, age 88, of Northfield, formerly of Randolph, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Northfield Hospital with her family at her side.

LaVonne was born March 16, 1929, the daughter of Archie and Lydia (Redman) Farnum in Hazelwood, Minnesota. The family lived in Farmington for a short while before moving to Randolph where she graduated from high school in 1947. She attended Mankato Business College where she received her degree in accounting. LaVonne was united in marriage to Richard Childs on June 12, 1948, in Columbia Heights and made their home in Castle Rock Township where they farmed. LaVonne worked as an accountant for Sears and Roebuck in Minneapolis until their first daughter was born in 1950.

LaVonne became an at home mother caring for their children and helping on the family farm. She was a member of the Randolph United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting, knitting, as well as reading. LaVonne also enjoyed restoring furniture and caning chairs. Richard passed away September 9, 1994. She married James Overby of Wanamingo at the Randolph United Methodist Church in 1996. They farmed and made their home in Cherry Grove Township. Jim and LaVonne enjoyed spending winter months in Panama City Beach, Florida for many years. Jim passed away December 19, 2011. LaVonne then moved to a condo on Lake Drive in Northfield. In March of 2017, she moved to Parkview West independent living part of the Northfield Retirement Community.

She is survived by five children, Vanda (Don) Pressnall of Randolph, Brenda (George) Wichmann of Alden, Suzanne Childs-Grumstrup (Bryan Ackerman) of Northfield, Dianne (Chuck) Roeper of Ann Arbor, MI, Roger (Lisa) Overby of Kenyon; ten grandchildren, Becky (Paul) Harvey, Bryce (Kristi) Pressnall, Jeff Wichmann, Diana (Heath) Reindel, Richard Grumstrup (Desiree Ralph), Erin (Ben) Telian, Lauren (Andy) Dixon, Marissa Roeper (Tom Bianchi) , Nick Overby and Ryan Overby; ten great grandchildren, Bella, Madison and Case Pressnall, Lilah and Charlotte Reindel, TK Ralph, Madelyn and Elias Dixon, Hannah and Eleanor Telian; and sister-in-law, Lora Mae Ross. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Ralph and Florence Childs; husbands, Richard Childs and James Overby; three brothers, Oren (Lucille), Emery (Ruth) and Darrell Farnum; step-father, Willard Law, and brother-in-law, Robert (Marjory) Childs.

Services will be held at Bierman Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018, beginning at 11 AM with Reverend Heather Culuris officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Castle Rock Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - January 20, 2018


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

10:00 AM - January 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

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