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LaVonne Miller

LaVonne L. Miller, 87, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at her home.

A private family graveside service and burial celebrating LaVonne’s life was held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery. There was no public visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

LaVonne Louise Bahnsen was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Pete and Louise (Holtz) Bahnsen. She grew up in Oxford Junction and graduated from Oxford Junction High School, and later attended Clinton Community College receiving her Certified Nurses Training. She married Glenn G. Miller on Feb. 4, 1953, in Clinton, Iowa.

LaVonne had worked as a CNA at the Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa for over 40 years.

LaVonne was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew. She loved taking walks, enjoyed needlepoint, and went to as many professional baseball games as possible. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Those left to honor her memory include her 8 children, Gerald (Melody) Miller of Maquoketa, IA, Brenda (David) Gombert of Maquoketa, IA, Connie Rowan of Maquoketa, IA, Richard Miller of Clinton, IA, Danny Miller of Maquoketa, IA, Gary Miller of Maquoketa, IA, Gloria (Mike) Johnson of Clinton, IA, and Peggy (Pat) Owens of Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 4 sisters, her husband Glenn on Dec. 10, 2020, son-in-law Donnie Rowan, daughter-in-law Molly Miller, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Condolences and memorials may be sent to Carson Celebration of Life Center, 318 West Pleasant Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 c/o LaVonne L. Miller Family.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Please feel free to call or stop at the funeral home with notes of support or leave words of comfort on the funeral home website at