Lavan Ovedia Olson Berndt Lofgren Morgan, 90, passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Prairie Senior Cottages, Isanti.
Lavan Ovedia Olson Berndt Lofgren Morgan, 90, passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Prairie Senior Cottages, Isanti. Memorial service will be held Dec. 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church, St. James, with burial in the East Sveadahl Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the church service. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Prairie Senior Cottages, Isanti, for their loving care of Lavan since 2013, and also the St. Croix Hospice staff who cared for her at the end of her journey. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home 763-689-2244. Online condolences can be shared at www.carlsonlillemoen.com.
Lavan was born to Olaf and Laura (Brenden) Olson on May 11, 1926 in Larson, N.D. In 1937, the family moved to Minnesota and eventually settled in the St. James area. In 1942, Lavan married William H. Berndt and to them one son, Bill, was born. In 1959, she married Vernon Lofgren, who passed away in 1992. In 1993, Lavan married Edward Morgan, who passed away in 2006. Lavan lived most of her life in the St. James area where she completed the eighth grade. She was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in St. James and was a long-time member of the VFW Auxiliary in St. James and a Golden member of the Sons of Norway Lodge. Throughout her entire life, she was dedicated to the church, family and community. Lavan has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and Scandinavia. She was a “Snowbird” for many years, spending winters in Weslaco, Tex.
Lavan is survived by her son, Bill and his wife, Mary; granddaughters, Debra and Kristin; great-granddaughters, Annika, Olivia and Etta; great-grandson, Tavo; sister, Verniece Pelzel; sister-in-law, Audrey Olson; and many nieces; nephews; and friends.