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Lavonne E. Haack

February 6, 2019
Emmetsburg News

Funeral services for Lavonne Haack of Cylinder are today, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Dr. Brian Keepers will officiate.

Interment will be in South St. John's Cemetery, Cylinder. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lavonne Emma Haack, daughter of James and Gladys (Horton) Preston, was born Jan. 15, 1932 in Spencer. She attended elementary school in Spencer through fifth grade. Her family then moved to Cylinder where Lavonne attended school through tenth grade.

On June 19, 1948, Lavonne was united in marriage to Bernard Edward Haack in Jackson, MN. To this union ten children were born.

Lavonne and Bernard resided on their farm near Cylinder, where they raised dairy cattle. Lavonne was employed at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, working the night shift and also worked for over 30 years at Lakeside Lutheran Home.

They enjoyed gardening together and canning the produce they raised for their family. Lavonne and Bernard loved dancing, visiting with friends and family, traveling and playing cards, especially Wahoo. Lavonne loved to sing and taught her children many songs that they all sang together for several events in the community. When Lavonne was a young girl she sang on the radio and one of her favorite songs was "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". In 1990, Lavonne was very proud to earn her G.E.D. through Iowa Lakes Community College. She also spent a lot of time exercising, which she enjoyed, after experiencing health issues.

Lavonne was a past member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Depew before joining Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Lavonne and Bernard retired from farming and moved to Arizona. While living in Arizona, Lavonne worked at a Tots Unlimited, a daycare for children. In 1980 they returned to the Cylinder area and began dairy farming again.

Lavonne passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, John Eugene; her husband, Bernard; a daughter, Linda Worley; son-in-law, Dan Naig; eight siblings, Maurice Preston, Maynard Preston, Kenny Preston, Rich Preston, Marjorie Moore, Eileen Williams, Catherine and Ersal Preston.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Naig of Graettinger, Michael Haack and his wife, Terri of Coats, KS, H.B. Worley of Johnston, Greg Haack and his wife, Norma of Spencer, David Haack and his wife, LuAnne of Cylinder, Cheryl Abernathy and her husband, Ivan of Brooksville, FL, Marsha Kramer and her husband, Dennis of Iowa Falls, Julie Reimann and her husband, Jan of Leland, and Laurie Haack of Cedar Rapids; 38 grandchildren; 77 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Arlene Preston of Mesa, AZ and Carey Preston of Mesa, AZ; many nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends.

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