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Published February 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

LaVonne Apland

Funeral services will be held for LaVonne Apland, age 68 of Moorhead, Minnesota (formerly of New York Mills, MN) on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills with Reverend Muriel Hachfeld officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. The pallbearers will be Aaron Hillier, Alex Hillier, Joshua Jorgensen, Alan Kingren, Craig Kingren and Ryan Cloutier.

LaVonne Louise Kingren was born on May 2, 1945 in Morris, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Walter and Alma (Mohrman) Kingren. LaVonne grew up and attended school in Morris, Minnesota. She volunteered as a “Grandmother” at the New York Mills Elementary School and enjoyed going to school each day making a difference to the many children whom she loved dearly. LaVonne was deeply involved at her church, First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills. She enjoyed baking and cooking, which brought happiness to many. LaVonne also loved to play WII bowling at Eventide Fairmont, she was a fantastic bowler and won the WII Bowling Tournament. On February 19, 2014 LaVonne passed away peacefully after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer surrounded by her loving daughters and the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley along with the care givers of Eventide at the Fairmont. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We are deeply thankful for the care she received from both Hospice and the Fairmont staff during the pas few month.

LaVonne Apland

Funeral services will be held for LaVonne Apland, age 68 of Moorhead, Minnesota (formerly of New York Mills, MN) on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills with Reverend Muriel Hachfeld officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. The pallbearers will be Aaron Hillier, Alex Hillier, Joshua Jorgensen, Alan Kingren, Craig Kingren and Ryan Cloutier.

LaVonne Louise Kingren was born on May 2, 1945 in Morris, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Walter and Alma (Mohrman) Kingren. LaVonne grew up and attended school in Morris, Minnesota. She volunteered as a “Grandmother” at the New York Mills Elementary School and enjoyed going to school each day making a difference to the many children whom she loved dearly. LaVonne was deeply involved at her church, First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills. She enjoyed baking and cooking, which brought happiness to many. LaVonne also loved to play WII bowling at Eventide Fairmont, she was a fantastic bowler and won the WII Bowling Tournament. On February 19, 2014 LaVonne passed away peacefully after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer surrounded by her loving daughters and the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley along with the care givers of Eventide at the Fairmont. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We are deeply thankful for the care she received from both Hospice and the Fairmont staff during the pas few month.

Preceding LaVonne in death were her parents; brothers: Raymond Kingren and Kirk Kingren; son-in-law, Paul Beito.

LaVonne is survived by her daughers: Dawn (Ross) Hillier and Candace (Danni) Halvorson; 4 grandchildren: Nicolle, Aaron, Alex Hillier and Lexi Halvorson; siblings: Dolly (Norman) Scott, Butch (Vicky) Kingren, twin sister, LaRae (Joel ) Sachariason, LeRoy Kingren, Janice (Roger) Cloutier, Jerry (Sue) Kingren, sister-in-law, Jean Kingren; aunts: Margaret Kingren and Agnus Williamson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends.

Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills, Minnesota.

Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for LaVonne's family.

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