Lavonne Faye Slagle age 86 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:30 am at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska with Rev. Matthew Quanbeck officiating. You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.laurelulc.org/live-stream Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in West Point, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Jason Slagle, Andrew Slagle, Zachary Slagle, Dan Slagle, Corey Slagle, Justin Slagle, and Chet Suing. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters Amy Johnson, Sara Griess, Mandy Moore, Amber Mullen, Britney Hart, and Erica Slagle.
Lavonne Faye Slagle was born on June 24, 1933 in Wisner, Nebraska to Gustav Christian Fredrick and Mary Johanne Margarethe (Greve) Laase. She grew up on a farm north of Wisner and attended Cuming County Rural School District 24 and then Wisner High School. Lavonne stayed at home to help her parents with her nine brothers and sisters. She also babysat for several area families prior to her marriage. On June 17, 1953, Lavonne married Roland David Slagle in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Rollie went into the service and upon his discharge, they moved to West Point where they farmed. In 1982, Lavonne and Rollie moved to Wakefield where they owned and operated The Lounge Bar & Grill for around three years. In 1987, they moved to Laurel where they owned and operated the Big Red Motel for close to ten years. Lavonne also worked at the Wagon Wheel restaurant in the evenings and worked at the Laurel Schools as a janitor and in the kitchen. She retired at the age of 75.
Lavonne was a member of the United Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a collector of china, assorted knickknacks, and she enjoyed gardening and doing crossword puzzles.
Lavonne is survived by her husband, Rollie Slagle of Laurel, NE; son, Mike (Julie) Slagle of Osmond, NE; daughters-in-law, Sherry Jarose of Fremont, NE, Marcia Klein of Bellevue, NE; son-in-law, Chuck Suing of Laurel, NE; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby (Kenny) Jurgensen of Wisner, NE; JoAnn Walter of Nickerson, NE; Jane (Jerry) Kotik of Fremont, NE; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sons, Gale, Dan, Gerald, and Jim Slagle; daughter, Cindy Suing; mother & father in-law; sisters, Elaine Meier, Mylet Bargholz, Bonnell Peck; brothers; George Laase, Donald Laase, Gene Laase; and great-grandson, Wyatt Hart.