In loving memory of

LaVonne Louise Miller
August 25, 1933 - February 12, 2021

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

A private family graveside service and burial celebrating LaVonne's life will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2020 at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery. There is no public visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

LaVonne Louise Bahnsen was born on August 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 February 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 December 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


Glenda Holub wrote on Feb 22, 2021:

"So sorry for your families loss, she definitely was a wonderful, hard working lady, always positive and a smile. I'm grateful for the years I worked with her at JCPH . May your memories comfort you. "

Marie Hoffmann wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"My sympathy to Lavonne's family for your loss.I know you will miss her. I worked with her at the hospital on long term care and skilled. Always a smile on her face and took good care of the residents. We lost another caring care giver earlier in Shirley Mommsen, this year. All of us long time employees at JCPH. May she rest in peace. Marie Hoffmann LPN."

Kevin Rockwell wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"to All the Miller children. My sympathy to you for your Mom. Lavonne was one of the seasoned aides when I started at the Hospital. She always spoke so highly about all of you. She was so cheerful, and was willing to help with whatever you wanted her to do. I remember her always calling me KID, I know it was a term of endurement for the people she liked. Kevin Rockwell RN"

Sue Van Buer wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"My sincere sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss."

Mary Ann Bailey wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Danny and family, sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom."

Mark/Karen Gombert wrote on Feb 14, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of your mom?s passing Brenda. Hugs and prayers going out to the Miller family. "

Cindy Daniels wrote on Feb 14, 2021:

"Miller Family, So sorry for your loss. It happens a lot when one spouse goes, it's not long before the other joins them. Take comfort that they are together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you."

Linda Schilberg wrote on Feb 14, 2021:

"So very sorry to all the Miller family. LaVonne was one of my work pals at JCPH and so kind and friendly. I will miss her ."

Angel Schiffer wrote on Feb 13, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to all of LaVonne's family, so very sorry for your loss. May the happy memories ease your sadness and comfort you in the days ahead. "

Maryann Kutsch wrote on Feb 13, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Brenda and family. ??"

Darlene Christiansen wrote on Feb 13, 2021:

"I worked with Lavonne at the hospital for a number of years. What a wonderful lady she was. Always positive and ready to work. She will be missed greatly!"

Barb Notz wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"My sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss. "

Judy Bowling wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"LaVonne's family sending my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother."

Warreb/Deb Winegar wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers are with you all ??? Warren and Deb Winegar "

Sharon Davison wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. May the Lord comfort you and families during this difficult time. Yaonne was a wonderful person to work with. Her patients loved her care and just loved her as I worked with her with her big smile. Sharon Davison RN"

Terry Ihrig wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"Brenda, Gerald and all of the Miller family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of LaVonne. I worked with her at JCPH for a number of years. Always a smile, and good care provided. God bless!"

Elizabeth Lind wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"Richard so sorry to hear about your mother.?????"

Connie Bonney wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"What great memories i have of this lady, always and i mean always a friendly hello or a smile,She was a very caring nurse aid to the patients she took care of.. Miss seeing her out and walking, would pull over and chat for a few.. I am so glad i got to know her for so many years and know God is getting a great lady for sure."

Abby Oftedahl wrote on Feb 12, 2021:

"Danny and family, I?m sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with her at the hospital. She was such a sweet lady. My condolences. Abby Baumann Oftedahl"