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LaVon G. Grienke

Monday, November 17, 2008

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LaVon Grienke
LaVon G. Grienke, 88, of Cherokee, passed away Nov. 13, 2008 at Careage from 1951 until her death. She worked in the canning factory in Storm Lake and then worked at Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 19 years before retiring in 1977. LaVon loved to read, play cards, listen to music and spend time with all her grandchildren.

LaVon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Grienke, on Sept. 24, 1986; a son, Jackie Gene Weiland in 1940; a son, Harold Weiland in 1961; a daughter, Shirley Jean Grienke in 1958; a sister, Hazel Krisco in 1992; a step-daughter Phyllis Lewis; a brother, Raymond Holmes in 1938 and a son-in-law ,Joe Rupp in 2008

She is survived by four children: Sally Ann Johnson and her husband Mark of Bushnell, Nebraska; Suzanne G. Rupp of Cherokee; Fred L. Grienke and his wife Kathy of Spirit Lake; Robert D. Grienke of Cherokee; one step-son, James Grienke and his wife Blondina of Alta; two step-daughters, Donna Donaldson of Marathon and Betty Hamer Reed and her husband Gilbert of Council Bluffs;and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.