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LaVonne Rees

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

LaVonne Rees

August 27, 2020

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LaVonne Marlene Rees passed away peacefully August 27th, 2020 surrounded by her family. She started her journey on September 4th, 1938 in Minot, North Dakota as the first child of Raymond and Laura Holm. Growing up, LaVonne was a loving big sister to her two siblings. As a senior in high school, she dreamed of what could be and lived by the quote “I have a pocket full of dreams”.  

It wasn’t until she married the love of her life, Jim, that her “pocket full of dreams” started to come to life. As an officer in the Air Force, Jim was stationed all around the United States and LaVonne happily joined him. From Indiana to New York to Virginia, they started their family and stayed busy with their four spunky boys who kept them on their toes. Not only did LaVonne enjoy being a military wife, she loved being a mother and experiencing new places. After years of moving, they settled down in Minnesota and found a place to call home. LaVonne started a job as a part of the group sales office at the Met Center where she got to attend various events, especially loving the North Stars hockey games. From the Met Center, she moved to the airport where she worked in cargo accounting for Northwest Airlines. As a Northwest employee, she took advantage of her flying benefits and made more of her dreams a reality. From traveling overseas to London and Thailand, she went on trips to Disney World, Hawaii, and visited family in Texas and Ohio. After retirement, LaVonne loved to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchild as well as shopping, attending her grandchildrens’ events, and keeping up to date with her favorite crime show, NCIS. After Jim passed away, she became an active member of the Red Hat Society where she got to share her love of singing, planning events, and going out for Saturday brunches with the girls. LaVonne loved trying out new restaurants and loved taking her family/friends to those restaurants even more. Her two dogs (Scooby & Shaggy) kept her busy with trips to dog parks and walks around her son's houses. 

For anyone who got the chance to sit down with her, she loved to talk about all of her dreams that came true and the adventures she had experienced. She will be known for her storytelling, kind heart, thoughtfulness, and a welcoming attitude that brought comfort to everyone she met. 

She is survived by two siblings; Jim (Buddy) and Carole as well her four sons; Jimmy, Jeffery (Kendra), John (Becky), Curtis (Nicole) and her grandchildren; Alexa (Josh), Justin, Rachel, Anna, Kayla, Angela, Gabby and her great granddaughter Addison.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 1-4pm at the White Funeral Home in Burnsville. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, September 14 at 11am. There will be an online stream of the funeral.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.


Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

White Funeral Home - Burnsville
12804 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

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