LAVONNE RAILE, 66, of Lakefield, passed away at home, on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Funeral services are planned for Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield beginning at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Bob Iverson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held on Sunday, one hour prior to the services at the church.
La Vonne Lois Raile, daughter of Wilhelm and Arlene (Wolff) Schultz, was born on October 24, 1943 in Windom, Minnesota. As a child she attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Lakefield Public Schools, later graduating from Lakefield High School in 1961. After school La Vonne worked for Dr. Wood’s Dental Office in Lakefield before moving to Bloomington in 1964. La Vonne remained in Bloomington where she worked in data processing, until 1971, when she decided to move to Las Vegas, Nevada. She obtained a job working for Clark County as a Senior Management Analyst in the Business Licensing Department. It was here, in Las Vegas, where she would meet her future husband, Verlin “Duke” Raile.
La Vonne and Duke were married on February 8, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada. La Vonne and Duke remained in Las Vegas until 2003 when, after La Vonne’s retirement in 2002, they decided to move home to Lakefield. La Vonne passed away at home on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the age of sixty-six years, four months, and fifteen days. La Vonne and Duke were members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield, where La Vonne enjoyed being a member of the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. La Vonne and Duke enjoyed traveling across the United States and Europe, and especially enjoyed going on cruises with their friends. La Vonne was also a collector and one of her favorite things to “hunt” for was “depression era glass.” La Vonne is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, Duke; a brother Daniel (Rose) Schultz of Lakefield; a sister, Linda Davis of Lakefield; a brother-in-law, Delbert (Marilyn) Raile of St. Francis, Kansas; and a sister-in-law, Verla (Art) Inness of Denver, Colorado. Other survivors include her many nieces and nephews, Danette (Arnold) Tolan of Orleans, IA.; Lynette (Marlin) Olson and Troy (Heidi) Schultz of Lakefield; Angela Davis of Mpls. MN; Chad (Angela) Raile of Los Angeles, CA; Cody (Samantha) Raile, Nick Raile and Matt Raile, of St. Francis, KS; Delwin (Cheryl) Inness of Seattle, WA and Natisha Inness (Earl Graham) of Kansas City, Kansas; her two great-nieces, Trinity and Isabelle Schultz, and great-nephew (Godson) Hayden Schultz. La Vonne was preceded in death by her parents Wilhelm and Arlene Schultz. Blessed be the memory of La Vonne Lois Raile.