Lavonne Jelinek, 71

LaVonne (Schroeder) Jelinek, 71, of Colome, SD passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at the Avera Gregory Health Care Center in Gregory, SD.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Burial will be held at a later date.

LaVonne Marie (Schroeder) Jelinek was born May 1, 1948 to Dellos and Norma (Wolf) Schroeder. She was born in Mitchell, South Dakota. LaVonne attended grade school in Fulton, SD and Alexandria High School.

LaVonne is the third of five girls, they made their home on the family farm northeast of Alexandria, where she helped do chores and care for her younger sister Beverly. LaVonne was a member of the Lutheran Church in Alexandria where she was baptized and confirmed.

After moving off the family farm she moved to Aberdeen, SD where she met her first husband, Lee. Together they had one son, Michael Stober. They lived in many different cities traveling to where Lee worked. They were divorced in 1986-87.

In 1988 she met and married Dave Jelinek. They made their home in Colome, where she would drive to Winner daily to care for the Carpenter’s children. She worked as a nanny for two families. First, the Carpenters, also aiding in caring for the Tobin kids. They were all like her own children.

LaVonne, also, had a chihuahua, Newt, that was very dear to her heart. Known for her infectious laughter and flawless skin she was loving and caring, a good teacher, but never a push over.

After all of her nanny children grew up and left their home, LaVonne then spent her time with her husband, she attended car shows with her husband Dave, with her sister Beverly, and husband Darrell Ulmer. LaVonne also enjoyed a good rummage sale, and Dave enjoys junkin’.

LaVonne is survived by her husband, Dave Jelinek; children, Mike and LeeAnn (Goke) Stober, of Albuquerque, NM; sisters and spouses, Delores (Ron Peterson) Schroeder of Mitchell, SD, Barb (Jerry Braaten) Schroeder of Wheaton, MN, and Beverly (Darrell Ulmer) Schroeder of Freeman, SD; one uncle, Harold (Marlene) Wolf; grandchildren, Courtney, Caitlyn, and Chris; great grandchildren, Chelsea, Alexis, and Ryland.

LaVonne is preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Marilyn, grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and some cousins.

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