King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – LaVonne Krogmeier, 69, Fort Madison


LaVonne Krogmeier, 69, of Ft. Madison passed away at 4:11 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home.

She was born on February 10, 1948 in Ft. Madison to Lloyd and Phyllis Boeding Westfall.  On December 17, 1966 she married Leroy J. Krogmeier in Ft. Madison and he passed away on July 19, 2014.  LaVonne was a homemaker and in her early years worked at Sheaffer Pen.  She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society.  LaVonne enjoyed reading, attending her grandchildren’s activities and going to daily mass.


Survivors include five sons, Christopher (Leah) Krogmeier of Keosauqua, Craig (Sarah) Krogmeier of Kahoka, Wesley (Sylvia) Krogmeier, Aloysius and Thaddeus Krogmeier all of Ft. Madison; twenty four grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one on the way; five sisters Rhonda (Kenneth) Gosnell of Argyle, IA,  Karen Westfall of Montrose, IA, Sharon (Scott) Anderson of Huxley, IA, Joan (Mike) Freesmeier of Muscatine, IA and Theresa (John) Ammer of New Haven, IN; two brothers, Kevin (Marlene) Westfall of Ft. Madison and Phillip (Anita) Westfall of Donnellson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, a child in infancy and six grandchildren.

Friends may call after 2 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 4-6 PM.  There will be a rosary recited at 3:30 PM and a wake service held at 6 PM all at the funeral home.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church with Revs. Mark P. Spring, Tony Trosley and Thomas Szydlik officiating.  Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and online condolences may be left at

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