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LaVon Trumper

August 30, 1918 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 103)


LaVon Trumper, age 103, of Albert City, Iowa, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2021 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City, Iowa.

Private Family Graveside Services will be held at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Urban Heights Covenant Church, 7605 NW Aurora Ave Urbandale, Iowa 50322, Evangelical Covenant Church, 501 2nd St. S Albert City, Iowa 50510, or St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City, Iowa is in charge of arrangements. 

LaVon was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 30, 1918, to Walter Theodore and Ethel Mary Quin Keith.

After graduation, LaVon began working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, It was there she met her beloved husband, Eugene. They were married November 5, 1944, after Gene returned home from World War II. The couple then moved to Moline, Illinois where their first two daughters, Rosemary and Daunajean were born. After Gene’s service in the Korean War, the family returned back to Des Moines where their daughters Ruth Renee, and Debra were born. Eugene resumed working for Addressograph Multigraph Corporation while LaVon returned to work at the Northwestern Bell.

Eugene unexpectedly passed away in 1967. It was LaVon’s strong faith that helped her through the difficult times of losing her husband and raising four children.

LaVon was very faithful to her Lord and was a member of the First Covenant Church, and Urban Heights Evangelical Covenant Church in Des Moines until she moved to Albert City in 2010 where she attended the Evangelical Covenant Church.

LaVon loved to “go” and said she did not want to sit at home until she couldn’t travel any more. She was an avid game player with anyone who would sit down and play. This made several of her grandchildren quite happy! She was a beautiful seamstress and made most of her daughter’s clothes as well as some of their wedding dresses.

The last 11 years of her life she lived at Pleasant View Home in Albert City, Iowa.

Survivors include her four daughters and husbands: Rosemary (Dave) Breckenfelder of Manchester, Iowa; Daunajean (Allan) Wenell of Laurens, Iowa; Renee (Rick) Molden of Des Moines, Iowa; Debbie (Dave) Perez of Papillion, Nebraska.

Missing their grandma, great grandma, and great- great grandma are Todd Barnes and Toby Barnes of Des Moines, Iowa; Tristan and Dylan Barnes of Manchester, Iowa; David Wenell, Anders and Nils of New Brighton, Minnesota; Brian (Angie) Wenell, Ethan and Madison of Dallas Center, Iowa; Kaitlin (Orlando) Cramer, Orlando Jr. and Cameron of Des Moines, Iowa; April (Wilder) Freed, Riley Colby, Brady, Conley of Rochester, Minnesota; Amy (Caleb) Bingham, Claire and Emelia of Earlham, Iowa; Brett (Morgan) Molden, Tabitha, Finley and Cecelia of Johnston, Iowa; Ryan and Erin Hockinson of Omaha, Nebraska; Grant, Collin, and Colton Hockinson of Omaha, Nebraska; Troy, Ezra and Keegan Hockinson of Omaha, Nebraska; David (Molly) Perez, David and Tanner of Kady, Texas; and Jennifer and Samson Perez of Omaha, Nebraska.

Also surviving is LaVon’s only living sister-in-law, Mary Trumper of Pine Beach, New Jersey and many, many nieces and nephews.

LaVon was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel Mary Keith; her husband, Eugene; her brother Daun and wife Patricia Keith; brothers and sisters-in-law, Madeline and Bill Husic, Antoine Trumper and Shirley Trumper/Ecklund, Victor and Mickey Trumper, Paul and Denise Hayes, Richard Trumper, and Leo and Mary Louise Trumper.

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