LaVonne Lauck

A memorial service was held for LaVonne M. Lauck Monday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fairville in rural Cylinder with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.

LaVonne Lauck, the daughter of Louis and Sarah (Ostwald) Wehrspann, was born on June 15, 1928, at her parents’ farm home in Fairfield Township near Whittemore. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke Lutheran Church at Fairville and attended country school, graduating from Whittemore High School.

On May 24, 1951, she was united in marriage to Melvin Lauck. They made their home on his parents' farm where they lived until 2008 when Melvin entered the nursing home. LaVonne then moved into an apartment in Algona until her health failed, and in May of 2012, She became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society.

LaVonne was a lifetime member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and former member of the ladies aid. She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers, attending the county fairs and spending time with her family.

On Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019, LaVonne went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 90 and nine months.

LaVonne is survived by her son Allan Lauck and his wife Mary of Algona; two grandchildren, Christopher and Allana Lauck of Fenton; a daughter, Sherry Gabrielson of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Harlen Wehrspann and his wife Elma of Emmetsburg; a sister-in-law, Alice Wehrspann of Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin in 2009, a son Kevin in 1995, a brother Herman Wehrspann in 2002, and a sister Ruth Ann who died in infancy.

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


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