LaVonne Elizabeth Sand


October 4, 1928 - February 20, 2019


Lavonne E. Sand, lifelong resident of Mitchell, SD went to her heavenly home at the age of 90 on February 20, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, May 10, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Lavonne Elizabeth Sand was born October 4,1928 in Mitchell, SD to Leonard A. Young and Anna E. (Murphy) Young. She attended and graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell SD in 1946. After graduation, she was employed by Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator and remained an employee for 20 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she once served as a Eucharistic Minister and later as a member of the Prayer Chain Group and the Altar Society.

Lavonne is survived by two sons and four daughters, Sam (Esther)Sand of Brooklyn Park, MN, Dan (Cathy) Sand of Mitchell, SD, Mary Schonebaum of Yankton SD, Cathy (Bob) Allbaugh of Bettendorf, IA, Bonnie (Dan) Paule of Henderson NV, and Becci (Jody) Gregg of Lake Elmo, MN; a sister, Virginia (Tom) Flom of La Clede, ID; sixteen grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and a sister.


None Scheduled


Friday, May 10, 2019
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Laurie Ellis-Young & George Ellis on March 15, 2019
Aunt LaVonne was a beautiful woman - inside and out! She was always so loving and positive and everyone so enjoyed her laugh and the twinkle in her eye. She brought special joy into Dad's life. I think they played countless games of cards. Our love and condolences to my cousins and all her family.
Posted by Mary Kay and Norm McNary on March 15, 2019
We remember Aunt LaVonne and picture her ALWAYS WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE. Her laughter filled the room. She took one day at a time and her faith sustained her every day of her life.

Posted by Dusty (Sand) Nevatt on March 1, 2019
I still remember coming 5outh Dakota when I was 9 years old and staying with Uncle Don & Aunt LaVonne. All those kids and she still welcomed me. Love to my South Dakota family.
Posted by Brenda (Cobb) Muhs on February 27, 2019
A grand lady. She always had all the neighbor hood kids in her back yard. Oh the kickball and baseball games we had. Thoughts, Prayers, Love to LaVonne's family. RIP LaVonne.
Posted by Bob Allbaugh on February 22, 2019
Greatest Mother In Law a guy could ever have. Loving and caring cannot even cover the over the top qualities of this lady. Love you Lavonne. I know you are always going to be watching over us.
Posted by Cathy Allbaugh on February 21, 2019
Loved her to the moon and back!!!
Posted by Steve and Kathy Peschong on February 21, 2019
One of the kindest and most loving people that I have ever known. She was a very special lady and I am certain it is very happy where she is today. Rest in peace LaVonne
Posted by Elizabeth Buice on February 21, 2019
She was an amazing grandmother and a great all around woman. I miss you G-Ma. I love you forever!
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