LaVonne “Bonnie” Meyer, Giard, Iowa, October 31, 2020

LaVonne “Bonnie” Adell Meyer, 88, of Giard, Iowa died Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Bonnie was born December 28, 1931 to Kenneth and Alberta (Huff) Cahoon on the family farm, rural McGregor, Iowa.  She attended the country school at Smokey Hollow near Effigy Mounds, then the school in Marquette and graduated from Monona High School in 1950.

Bonnie was united in marriage with Maurice I. Meyer on December 27, 1950 by Rev. Robert Butler at the Methodist Church in McGregor. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before Maury died in January 2011.  Throughout their marriage, Bonnie worked alongside Maury on their farm and raised Registered Milking Shorthorn Cattle and their two children. Bonnie was devoted to her family; always at Maury’s side, loving to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was delighted when they could come and visit.

She and Maury were members of the Giard Methodist Church for more than 60 years.  She was very active in the United Methodist Women during that time. She enjoyed the opportunities she had to serve with the other women at various projects.  Many of the friendships that were formed through UMW have lasted a lifetime.  At the age of 18, she became a member of Eastern Star and remained a member for more than 70 years.

Surviving Bonnie are her children, Kenneth I. (Janice) Meyer of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Marlys Meyer of Woodridge, Illinois; five grandchildren, Jody (Nathan) Nus of Arlington IA, Sara (Erik) Hoffman of Ft. Atkinson WI, Dan (Chevonne) Larkin of Kaneohe HI, Andy (Emily) Meyer of Oconomowoc WI, and Amanda Hein (Matt Popp) of Clintonville WI; and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Alberta Cahoon; her husband, Maurice; her brother Delbert Cahoon.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Giard Cemetery in Giard, Iowa with Rev. Deb Parkison as the officiant.

Due to Covid-19 we ask that everyone wear a mask and continue social distancing. Please bring a lawn chair if you would like to sit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shriner’s Children Hospital, Mar-Mac EMS, Giard Cemetery and Giard UMW.

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

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