Gjerde, LaVonne Campbell (nee Hage)
September 5, 1928 – December 22, 2017
Age 89 of Shoreview. Passed away peacefully at St. John’s Hospital ICU. She is survived by Harlan, husband of 70 + years, daughters Susan and Wayne, T and partner John McCormick, son Douglas and Martie, granddaughter Lee Campbell, grandson Harris and wife Lindsay, and greeting her in heaven grandson Wilder Mac and niece Kristi, sisters and brother-in-law, Alice Gjerde, Ellie Swanson, Mylo and Barb Gjerde, nieces and nephews and many good friends from Hewitt, 49 1/2, St. Phillip’s Church and Choir, Greenhouse Village and Shoreview Senior Living. LaVonne was a spirited, hard working, tenacious woman. She loved her home, her garden and her singing. But most of all she loved her family. Being together for Duluth weekends, picnics, rides, ALL holidays, and nature walks with her grand kids was divine for her. LaVonne never liked the winter (except for making snow angels) but was always planning for spring. Newly sprouted seeds, baby birds and what she would add to her garden was her joy. According to her wishes we will have a spring memorial to celebrate her life at St Phillip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley on April 12, 10 am visitation, 11 am service followed by lunch. When LaVonne did sit still it was to watch Channel 2, please direct your memorials to TPT in her name. The family wants to thank everyone for their support and kind words especially the staff at Shoreview and St. John’s ICU for their care and kindness during her last journey. Mom, you are alive in our hearts. (Published in the Star Tribune on December 31, 2017).