Lavonne E. Winchell
Feb. 15, 1921 – Dec. 16, 2013
Lavonne E. Winchell (nee Arnes) of Waukesha went to join her loving husband in heaven on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 92 years. She was born in Barronett on Feb. 15, 1921, the daughter of Matt and Lena (nee Olson) Arnes. She married the love of her life, Keith Arnold Winchell, on March 9, 1946; they were happily married for 44 years. Lavonne had been employed for 21 years at the Town & Country Super Market in Waukesha. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waukesha. Lavonne loved to golf, bowl, and play cards. She was an avid sports fan – both Brewers and Packers.
Lavonne is survived by her loving children: Kim (Mike) Winters, of Brookfield, Greg (Jean) Winchell of Brandon, Fla. and Bruce (Cathy) Winchell of Florence; grandchildren, Jason (Shelby) and Tim (Kristina) Winters, Stephanie, Jena, Emily (Brock) Payette, Kelsey, and Haley Winchell. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, Keith A. Winchell, and by sisters Colista, Ruth, Mable, Beatrice and Lavonne’s twin sister, Avalon; brothers, Harry, Melvin, Barney, Sidney “Hans” and Lawrence “Fritz.”
The visitation for Lavonne will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.until the 11:00 a.m. memorial service at First United Methodist Church, located at 121 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186. The Rev. Dan Schwerin will be officiating. Interment will take place immediately after the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Lavonne may be given to the First United Methodist Church (please see address above) or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services are serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit
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