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Lavona Arlene Brezee Dokken
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1922
Clear Lake
Deuel County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 2008
Lincoln County
Minnesota, USA

Lavona Dokken, age 86, of Hendricks, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.

Lavona Arlene Brezee was born January 19, 1922, the daughter of Louis & Flossie(Johnson) Brezee in Clear Lake, SD. She attended school in Altamont and Clear Lake, SD.

After high school, she moved to Los Angeles, CA, where she worked in an aircraft factory during WWII.

She was married to Morris Dokken on August 8, 1942, in Los Angeles. To this union three children were born: Roger Louis, Gail Jean and Beth Ann. After Morris completed his service in the Navy, they moved to Clear Lake, followed by farms at Canby, MN and Astoria, SD where they lived for 27 years. After retiring, they moved to Lake Cochrane, Gary, SD where they lived for 30 years. Due to health reasons they moved to the Lincoln Lane Villa in Hendricks recently.

Lavona was baptized into the Lutheran Faith and was a long time member of Wood Lake Lutheran Church and participated in the choir and WELCA.

Lavona was a loving wife to Morris for nearly 66 years, a cherished mother, grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 10. She enjoyed hardanger, golfing, music, bowling, sewing, crafts, flowers and gardening. At one time, she was involved in 4-H leadership, member of the Extention Club and PTA. She was a gracious hostess and excellent cook. She enjoyed 39 winters with her husband in their winter home in Brownsville, TX.

She is survived with gratefulness for her life by her husband, Morris; children, Roger (Ruth) Dokken, Gail (Paul) Kvernmoe, and Beth (Dale) Overby; grandchildren, Lynn (Kate) Jurrens, Nancy (Matt Ash) Kvernmoe, Tony Jurrens, Cary (Rebecca) Jurrens, Laura (Chris) Houston, Gena Dokken, Lana (Trever) Schwartz, Stephanie Kvernmoe, Morrey (Jill) Overby, Shane (Amber Ronne) Overby and Becki Jo Overby; ten great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Shirley Ensberg and Ethyleen Dokken; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her father having passed away before her birth; step-dad, George Brezee; brother, Howard Brezee; sister-in-laws, Ruth Brezee and Naomi Ide; brother-in-laws, Kermit Dokken and Sidney Ensberg.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Woodlake Lutheran Church, rural Astoria, SD. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Music will be provided by Caroline Peterson, organist and Lavona's grandsons as vocalists.

Active casketbearers will be Lynn Jurrens, Tony Jurrens, Cary Jurrens, Morrey Overby, Shane Overby, Chris Houston, Matt Ash and Trever Schwartz.

Honorary casketbearers will be Nancy Kvernmoe, Laura Houston, Gena Dokken, Lana Schwartz, Stephanie Kvernmoe and Becki Jo Overby.

Arrangements are with Houseman Family Funeral Home of Toronto, SD. 
Family links: 
  Louis Edward Brezee (1889 - 1921)
  Flossie Maude Johnson Brezee (1892 - 1971)
  Morris Cameron Dokken (1922 - 2014)*
  Howard Vernon Brezee (1916 - 1996)*
  Lavona Arlene Brezee Dokken (1922 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Wood Lake Cemetery
Deuel County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Nina
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28601227
Lavona Arlene <i>Brezee</i> Dokken
Added by: L Nystrom
Lavona Arlene <i>Brezee</i> Dokken
Added by: In memory of Scott
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