Louise LeFevere, 92, of Spring Valley
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:35 AM
Louise LeFevere, 92, of Spring Valley, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center where she had resided since January 2011.
Louise Lena Augusta Linnemeyer was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Wykoff, the youngest of 12 children born to Henry and Mary (Oldenburg) Linnemeyer. She was baptized, confirmed, married and a life-long member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended St. John's Parochial School through eighth grade and was a graduate of Wykoff High School. As a young woman, she worked at the Wykoff Drug Store.
She married Victor LeFevere Sept. 22, 1939, in Wykoff, a marriage that lasted over 71 years. They farmed and lived on his family farm in Forestville Township until moving into Spring Valley in 1997.
Mrs. LeFevere was a member of the Thriftyville Homemakers, St. John's Lutheran Ladies Aid and the Farm Bureau. She and a friend presided over Bible study at the Spring Valley Care Center once a week for 10 years. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery work, reading, word-find puzzles and special music at the care center. Her pride and joy was her family and she especially enjoyed playing cards and board games with the grandchildren. She had a strong faith in her Lord and tried to instill that in her family throughout the generations.
She is survived by two sons, Verlyn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Verdonn (Mary) of Vinton, Iowa; two daughters, VaLois (Ron) Wilbur of Chatfield and Verdeen (Roger) Reseke of Dysart, Iowa; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-granddaughter; plus many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 2011; a grandson, Douglas Shaw; son-in-law, Donald Shaw; her parents; three brothers; and eight sisters.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Robert V. Stohlmann officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff 5 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and at the church on Wednesday an hour before the service.