LAVONA MAE PUMPER
Lavona Mae Pumper, age 85, of Webster, died on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Northfield Hospital.
Funeral services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, Webster, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Donavon Riley officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Church Cemetery, Webster.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the services.
Lavona Mae, the daughter of Henry and Ida (Keske) Schultz, was born on May 9, 1929 in Faribault. Lavona graduated from Northfield High School in 1947. She married LeRoy A. Pumper on March 20, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Northfield. He preceded her in death on September 6, 1997. She was a homemaker and also helped her husband, LeRoy, with their business, Webster Produce. Lavona was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a founder and long-time member of the Webster's Mother's Club, and was a girl scout and cub scout leader. She was a member and National Director of the Minnesota Palomino Horse Breeders, a member of the Western Saddle Clubs Association and Minnesota Quarter Horse Association. Lavona loved watching her children and grandchildren participate in baseball, hockey, and horse shows. Naturally, she was a proud fan of the Minnesota Twins, even naming her Schnauzer Kirby.
She is survived by two children, Karen (and Michael) Eischens of Faribault and Dean (and Melissa) Pumper of Elko; 8 grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy; and one daughter, Shelley Ancel.
Name: Mike Corgiat
Date: Friday August 22, 2014
I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Pumper family on behalf of your mother. She will be greatly missed but thought of often. I had the extreme pleasure to meet your mom and get to know her at Elisa's graduation party a few years back. She had a great sense of humor, and we had quite a few laughs together as we shared stories about her life raising Dean, and my experiences working with him. Needless to say, there were a few stories that neither of us had heard before, and Dean rolled his eyes more than once as he had to relive those moments with us! She was a calm and peaceful lady that I really enjoyed getting to know. All of you have cared for her for some time now, and there is no greater love than that of a mother. She has enjoyed many years with all of you, and now it's time for her to rest. Keep her close in your hearts as you continue to tell her stories with friends and family, as I truly believe they never really leave us, they just go to another place to watch over us. She is with all of her loved ones now, and I'm sure there is story telling going on...! The passing of time will help to heal your hearts, but keeping family and friends close by during this difficult time is the best medicine for now. I think of my mom every day, and it keeps her close and calms me. I know you will do the same. In loving memory of your mom... Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. With kind regards, Mike, Gaye and Katie Corgiat