September 26, 2019 at 2:13 p.m.
LaVonne was born January 11, 1936 in Almelund, MN to Raymond and Myrtle (Ringstrom) Gustafson. She was a 1953 graduate of North Branch High School. LaVonne was united in marriage to Joseph Rystrom on May 19, 1956 in Almelund.
In her earlier years, LaVonne was a homemaker for her family and had worked part time at Fridley State Bank. She was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley where she enjoyed singing in the church choir and performing with the “Egg Cup Program”, a group of ladies from Redeemer who raised money for missions. She also enjoyed singing with the Sunshine Singers in Almelund. She was known for her generous gift giving and her sheep collection. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and loved visiting with family and friends.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Lynette; and two great-grandsons, Isaac and Isaiah. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Joseph; children, Arlen (Andrea) Rystrom and Virgene (Paul) Gavic; son-in-law, John Niewald; grandchildren, Rayel (Isaac) Cleath, Cherie, Desiree, and Beau Roberge, Nathan (Jada), Noah (Bethany), Caleb (Brittany), and Jesse (Kelsey) Gavic, Hannah (Dan) Leidall, and Micah Niewald; great-grandchildren, Ezekiel, Aidan, Ariella, Silas, Ezra, Asher, Karis, Summit, and Aviana; sister Joyce Nelson; brother Jerry (Donna) Gustafson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until 11a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Almelund Cemetery. Grandstrand Funeral Home of Lindstrom is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.grandstrandfh.com. Memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Redeemer Mission Fund.