LaVonne Grassel

Sioux Falls

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LaVonne R. Grassel, 66, of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Her funeral service was Monday, Aug. 29 at Hope Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, with burial at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation with family present from 4-6 p.m. was Sunday, Aug. 28, at the church.
LaVonne Rhonda Dahl, daughter of Robert and Edith (Kjolstad) Dahl, was born Aug. 14, 1950, in New Ulm, Minn. She graduated from Madelia High School in 1968. LaVonne would later earn a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in Mankato and then began her banking career with U.S. Bank in Mankato.
LaVonne married Terry Grassel on April 24, 1982, in Mankato. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1994, where she worked for Home Federal Bank and Dakotah Bank, until her retirement in March of 2016.
She enjoyed yearly trips to Door County, Wis., and Nisswa, Minn., and took great joy in flower gardening and hosting holiday gatherings for her large Grassel family. LaVonne was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and was a member of Sioux Falls Rotary West and SME.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; her three Shelties; Terry’s siblings and their spouses, Tim (Jan) Grassel, Joan Helling, Rita (Doug) Trebil, Connie (Ken) Ruml, Ed (Laurie) Grassel, Pat Grassel, Ann Grassel, Lisa Licht, Barb (Gary) Nebelsick, Joe (Diane) Grassel, Marlys Sears, Todd (Maggie) Grassel, and Lori (Jace) McFarland; many nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents; her uncle, Paul Kjolstad; her aunt, Eliza Haugan; her mother and father-in-law, Loretta and Francis Grassel; and a brother-in-law, David Grassel.

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