Florence C. LaVone, 85, of Prior Lake, Minn., died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn.

She was born on July 9, 1928, to Thurston Long and Irene Rowe in Fillmore County.

She was married to Bob LaVone for 44 years. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2006.

She loved life and was always very active. She enjoyed fishing, gambling and knitting. She was an excellent cook. Her biggest joy was music, dancing and having fun.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; brother, Junior; sisters, Eleanor and Ella.

She is survived by her sons, Dan, Randy and Terry Totenhagen and John LaVone; daughters, Cinda Totenhagen and Shelley LaVone; brothers, Robert, Johnny and William; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for her was held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at McNearney Funeral Home, in Shakopee. The Rev. Jerry Zephier of Ho Waste Teca officiated the service.

Interment followed at the Spring Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rob Totenhagen, Sean Totenhagen, Lee Monte, Brad Kerber, Dean John Stewart and Randy Totenhagen, Jr.

The McNearney Funeral Home assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.