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LaVonne  E.

LaVonne E. Gross (Nee Thomas)

Passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the age of 85yrs. Beloved wife of the late Winfred. Loving mother of Vera-Ellen (Bryan) Cook, Patricia (Tim) Ochnikowski, Jim (Julie) Gross. Dear Grandmother of Austin, April, Adam, Joshua (Erin), Andrea, Derek, Erin, Zach and Great-Grandmother of Julianna and  Caleb. Sister of Rene (Alan) Hoem and sister-in-law of Loretta Gorski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME  (4800 S. 84th St. Greenfield, WI.) from 4-6PM followed by a service at 6PM.  (40 person max in Funeral Home at anytime) Private Inurnment Good Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to



  1. audrey frittitta July 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm - Reply


  2. Nancy Woods July 17, 2020 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Lonnie was a dear neighbor and friend for many years. I will miss my bingo buddy.

    Love, Nancy

  3. Diane Horvath July 17, 2020 at 8:29 am - Reply

    We feel fortunate to have had a dear friend like Lonnie, for 56 years.
    Will miss a bingo buddy and a good friend.

    Patrick and Diane Horvath

  4. Paul and Amy Meshke July 17, 2020 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. You are in our prayers always dear friends. So comforting to know that she is now with the Lord in heaven.
    Love you always,
    Paul and Amy Meshke

  5. Debbie and Jay Schweikl July 17, 2020 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Gross family! Heaven has gained another angel!
    With Love,

  6. Sandy Reinholtz July 19, 2020 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My mother, Rosemary Beermann, was a good friend of Lonnie and Loretta. She was a member of their monthly club. I know the club was very important to her. When/if the time is right, I will let my mom know. She’s having some difficulties, especially now with the lockdown due to the virus.

  7. MARILYN LANGE July 19, 2020 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    My sincere sympathy to family. I knew Lonnie for many many years as a fellow member of St. Stephen church where my Mom was also a member until she passed away in 1998. I also had the good fortune of working with Lonnie at Family Service of Milwaukee in the 1980s. Lonnie was a caring caregiver to many of her older clients who loved and appreciated her caring ways. Peace & blessings be to Lonnie and her family.

  8. Allen Jerome Hoem July 22, 2020 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I am the sister of Lonnie, and have had so many blessed times spent with Lonnie and her family.. We were separated by circumstances for part of our lives, but as adults, we were reunited again. Many fun, precious times were had after our reunion. Even though we were apart, we discovered how much we were similar as sisters. Lonnie and Hans welcomed us in, and we got to enjoy the best Milwaukee had to offer. We looked forward to our yearly visits, and had so much fun. Someday, we will be reunited again, and we can stroll around heaven all day. Our blessing to the children of Lonnie and we know God will be your comforter. Sister, Rene Hoem.

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