At an early age she moved with her family to a farm northeast of Garner and later into Garner. LaVon graduated from Garner High School in 1939 and was employed by R. E. Nesbit until March of 1943. She then enlisted in the USNR (Waves). LaVon served as a laboratory technician in Navy hospitals until her honorable discharge in November of 1945. On January 15, 1946 she was married to Leon C. Lemke at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. They lived in the Garner area their entire lives. LaVon was employed by Dr. A. G. Landon, DDS untill 1969. She then continued her education at NIACC to obtain her nursing degree and license. She worked at North Iowa Mercy Hospital, Concord Care Center, and the office Dr. L. R. Fuller, MD until her retirement. LaVon also worked part-time at Erickson's Pharmacy and Tammy's Pharmacy. She was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and nurse. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting..
She was a member of St.Boniface Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Grand Regent, American Legion, VFW Auxiliary and WIMSA.
LaVon is survived by her three children, Renee (Sid) Heitmeyer of Garner, Gary(Linda) Lemke of Billings, MT and Douglas Lemke of Garner; five grandsons and six great -grandchildren.