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LaVaun Joyce Schroeder, age 84, of Wells, MN died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at The Beacon in Mapleton, MN. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN, with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells, MN.
LaVaun Joyce was born July 31, 1932 in Bricelyn, MN, the daughter of Lee and Arlet (Newtson) VanHorn. She worked at the Wells Hospital as a nurse's aid for several years. She married Marvin Schroeder on June 6, 1953 in Bricelyn, MN. LaVaun did daycare for over 25 years. Most recently she worked at Parkview Care Center in Wells. She enjoyed ceramics, journaling, crossword puzzles and playing solitaire. LaVaun loved her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Terry (Cindy) Schroeder and Trudy (Jerry) Pitcher all of Wells, MN; grandchildren: Mark (Tina) Schroeder, Lisa Olson, Derek Schroeder, Heather (Mike) Obermeyer, Amber Pitcher (Alex Sepulveda), Callan Pitcher (Annie Dahl) and Kurt Pitcher; great-grandchildren: Drew, Trevor and Karli Schroeder, Hayley, Hannah and Brennan Olson, Cole and Taylor Schroeder, Brielle, Ellery and Addilyn Obermeyer, Alan and Melena Sepulveda, and one baby girl Pitcher on the way; siblings: Arneta Randall of Thompson, IA, Marlene Byer of Casper, WY, Allen (Mary Lee) VanHorn of Wells, MN, Valeria (Al) Snodgras of Wells, MN, Lee "Butch" (Loris) VanHorn of Dassel, MN, Alice LaMont (friend Bruce) from Buffalo Center, IA; two sisters-in-law: Arlys and Lucille Schroeder; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; siblings: Art (Joan) VanHorn and LeeAnn (Orville) Beckman.