LaVonne Eileen Dierks 92, Springfield, Missouri, was born October 18, 1927 in rural Linden, Iowa to Walter and Sarah (Adams) Knapp. She passed away January 28, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, ir. Lockwood, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Helen Knapp; her husband, Paul Dierks; daughter, Paula Sue Dierks; brothers: Orville Knapp and Walter Jr. Knapp; sister, Marjorie Baker; and step-sister, Charlotte Wilcox Adams.
Paul and LaVonne farmed near St. Ansgar, Iowa and moved to Marshfield, Missouri in December of 1966. They retired to Springfield, Missouri in 1980. LaVonne was active in Faith Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri
She is survived by two sons: Gary and his wife Kathy, Mankato, Minnesota and Ed and his wife, Judy, Lockwood, Missouri; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters: Elva Pittman and Shirlee Herrold of Des Moines, Iowa.
Graveside services were held Saturday February 1, 2020 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donors choice.
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