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LaVonne E. Lehmann

LaVonne E. Lehmann

On May 11, 2021, LaVonne Lehmann received her wings and went to walk with the angels.  She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, at the age of 85 at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home. 

LaVonne was born on April 13, 1936 in Plum City to the late Otto and Lucille (Rice) Kaempf.  She graduated from Plum City High School in 1954. LaVonne was united in marriage to Richard Lehmann on March 5, 1957 and together they built their family while living on a farm on Highway 72.  They enjoyed 29 years together until Richard passed on September 11, 1986.  Since Richard’s passing LaVonne has been a long time resident of Elmwood, WI.  She worked at the Elmwood Veterinary Clinic from 1987 to 2016. 

LaVonne’s life revolved around her faith, family and friendships.  She was a devout Christian and a kind-hearted women.  She was strong, determined and fiercely independent.  Any chance to spend time with her family was important to her; she especially loved holidays and family get-togethers.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was always there for her family.  She enjoyed trips up north to Tomahawk to visit family, visiting with her friends, playing cards; she loved to can, grow berries, tend to her gardens and house plants, cook and make desserts, crochet, read the bible, listen to religious music, as well as partake in homemaking.  Her kind and generous heart will always be remembered.   

LaVonne is lovingly remembered by her six children: Rick Lehmann, Randy (Vickie) Lehmann, Roger (Jeanne) Lehmann, Patty (Jeff) Branch, Sue (Don) Kleich, Rob (Angie) Lehmann. Her brothers and sisters: Larry (Harriet) Kaempf, Marlo (Sam) Kaempf, Linda Johnson, Dianne (Jerry) Hancock and Dan Kaempf. 

She was a wonderful grandmother to 17 grandchildren: Ryan (Mattia) Dix, Ross Dix, Jessica (Dustin) Wegner; Tory (Toby) Auth, Derek (Becky) Lehmann; Rachel (Chris) Robelia, Renee (Kevin) Bauer; Dani (Adam) Stuhr, Kathy Branch, Steph Branch, Tom Branch; Andrew (Jea) Kleich, Ashley (Marcus) Callahan, Sam Kleich, Mikhayla Kleich; Reid Lehmann and Rowen Lehmann.  In addition a great-grandma to 19 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Otto and Lucille Kaempf, her stepfather Guy Lostetter, husband Richard, her grandson Shawn, and great grandson Macin.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care of LaVonne.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 15, 2021 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elmwood.  Due to Covid-19, facial masks will be required.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.  Burial will follow at Weber Valley Cemetery.  A picnic style lunch will be held immediately after burial services at Butternut Park in Elmwood. 

Friends and family may visit at 10:00AM Saturday, May 15, 2021 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  The funeral will begin at 11:00AM. Following the burial at the Weber Valley Cemetery the family will be providing lunch at Butternut Park in Elmwood, WI. 


  1. Jim Krause

    I never hear very much news, and I just read about LaVonne's passing. My sympathy to all of the family. She was such a kind person, and will be missed.

  2. Mandy Phillips

    A beautiful, sweet woman that definitely earned her Angel wings here on earth...
    Sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the Lehmann family...

  3. Jill (Baier) Bennwitz

    Randy & Vickie and the entire Lehmann Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss of your Mom, LaVonne. May the many special memories help to heal your saddened hearts in time. With Sincerest Sympathy, Jill & Tom Bennwitz

  4. Tom, Nancy, and Family

    Sending our condolences to family and friends. Hope that you all find comfort in this difficult time. Praying for you all.

    Tom Nelson, Nancy Nelson and Family

  5. Scott & Sheryl Kendall

    So sorry to hear about LaVonne passing. Our thoughts are prayers are with the Lehmann family.

  6. Brent Schuler

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Lehmann family and friends during this difficult time.

  7. Brandon Pelzel

    Rob,Tory and the Lehmann family,my deepest sympathy.LaVonne was such a great woman who raised a wonderful family and was a friend to so many.Thinking of you all.

  8. Paula Smith

    To Roger and family so sorry for the lost of your mother and mother in law and the girls grandmother I hope the memories you have of her last a life time and you will all be in my prayers

  9. Michelle Roemhild

    I used to live in Elmwood, LaVonne was my Alley neighbor. Sweetest most lovely woman I've ever met. My deepest sympathy to the family!

  10. Jerod Marson

    My thoughts and prayers are with all LaVonne’s family and friends.

  11. Nick Bowen

    Dear Sue and Family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  12. Jerry & Jayne Holt

    You have our sincere sympathy. God Bless to all family.

  13. John & Jodell Marson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Lehmann family.

  14. Joanne Hovey

    Heaven received a wonderful woman. I have many nice memories of Lavonne. A kind and caring woman. Sincere sympathy to family. God Bless

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