Hazel Remme, 89, West Des Moines

Hazel “LaVonne” Remme, 89, formerly of Webster City, Iowa, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her home in West Des Moines, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, May 24, at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 25, at the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow services on Saturday. A private committal service will take place at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.

Hazel LaVonne was born on April 20, 1924, in Arlington, SD, one of eight children to Albert and Anna (Alexander) Hanson. She was united in marriage to Donald Oscar “Don” Remme on April 20, 1947 in Luverne, MN and to this union, four children were born. LaVonne was a homemaker all of her life. In her earlier years, she had owned and operated a restaurant. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City and a member of the Webster City American Legion Auxiliary, of which LaVonne held offices including past-president. She also held various offices for Hamilton County Auxiliary. LaVonne loved spending time with her family. She was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and making quilts.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Don Remme of West Des Moines; son, Douglas A. Remme of Spring Grove, MN; three daughters, LaDonna K. Taylor of Des Moines, Marcia A. (Joseph) Meola of Altoona and Lois M. (Roger) Norris of Brookings, SD; sister, Muriel A. Granum of Volga, SD; and ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. LaVonne was preceded into eternal life by her parents; sister, Florence Cornell; five brothers, Clifford, Ellsworth, Ray, Roy and Vernon Hanson; and one son-in-law, Harry Taylor.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to the LaVonne Remme Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be shared at IlesCares.com.