Ivanelle Garms, Monona, Iowa, December 19, 2019

Ivanelle Martha Caroline Garms, 95, of Monona, Iowa died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center, Postville, Iowa. She was born May 14, 1924 to Lorenz Sr and Adele (Fascher) Lenth in rural Luana. She attended country school and graduated from Luana High School in 1941.

On June 6, 1943, Ivanelle was united in marriage with LaVerne Garms at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana. They were married sixty-seven years and farmed near Monona until their retirement. In their later years they resided at the Garden View Living Center in Monona.

Ivanelle was an excellent cook with her family enjoying recipes especially her pies and potato salad. She sewed clothing for her children and helped on the farm. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. Her hobbies were stitchery and ceramics. The family enjoys having her works in their homes. Her ceramic painting was exquisite. She and LaVerne enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards, which she played to win!

Ivanelle is survived by her five children, Wayne (Lois) Garms of Monona, Judy (Rex) Carlson of Woodbury, Minnesota, Keith (Kathy) Garms of Elkader, Kristy (Joey) Rigdon of Fairbank and Laurie (Phil Steffen) Garms of Dubuque; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Ivanelle was preceded in death by her husband, LaVerne; her parents; two brothers, Wayne Lowell in infancy and Lorenz Lenth Jr.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 3-6 pm at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant.

Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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