LaVerne Rondestvedt

April 19, 1936 ~ October 11, 2008 (age 72)


LaVerne G. Rondestvedt passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks surrounded by her loving family.

LaVerne was born April 19, l936 at Cooperstown, ND where she attended school and grew to womanhood. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Olga (Erickson) Thomson. She was united in marriage to Arlen (Skip) Rondestvedt on June 19, l955 in Cooperstown. The couple made Northwood their home where they raised 3 daughters. LaVerne worked as receptionist at the Northwood Clinic and the Deaconess Health Center for over 30 years until retirement. She also was bookkeeper for her husband at Skip's Auto Sales and Service. Due to ill health the couple moved to Grand Forks in November of 2006. LaVerne lived life to the fullest and was a wonderful example of unconditional love and selflessness. Her family, (children and grandchildren) were always a priority. She loved to entertain friends and family and was a wonderful hostess. Family trips and weekends "at the lake" hold many fond memories. She was an inspiration to those who knew her. Her handy craftwork decorated many homes and her flowers many weddings. Her talents were endless as was her giving and strong spirit. Her positive influence was bestowed upon many.

Left to mourn are her loving husband of 53 years Arlen (Skip) of Grand Forks, daughters Mary (Larry) Anderson, Buffalo, MN Karen Naastad & Denise (Barry) Zimmerman, both of Grand Forks, grandchildren Dana Greenwood, Truckee, CA Torey Greenwood, Killington, Vermont, Nichole (Jared) Gummer, Woodinville, WA, Andy Naastad, Grand Forks, Andrea & Cory Zimmerman, Grand Forks and great grandchildren Bree & Isaac Gummer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Northwood, ND.

Visitation will be from 5 - 7 on Monday at the Bilden Funeral Home at Northwood with a 7:00 prayer services.

Interment will be in the Northwood City Cemetery.

The Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood is in charge of arrangements.

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