LaVonne Prochaska was born on Feb. 2, 1935, at Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Marie (Gochee) Prochaska. After receiving her education in Sioux City, Iowa schools, she was united in marriage with Herbert Arthur Langenwalter on April 9, 1954, in Jackson, MN. She spent her younger years making a home for herself and Herb and their family of eight children.
She is survived by her children Don (Dolores) Langenwalter of Palmer, IA; Claudette (Rick) Smith of Manson, IA; Diane (Dick) Langenwalter-Dejong of Apache Junction, AZ; Doug (Carla) Langenwalter of Badger, IA; Denise (Tom) Villhauer of Oxford, IA; Dawn (Harold) Tiedeman of Cedar Rapids, IA; Darci (Dennis) Graffunder of Manson, IA; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers Linus (Bonnie) Prochaska of Franklin, IN; Paul (Pat) Prochaska and Joe (Caroline) Prochaska both of Ft. Dodge, IA; Kevin (Nancy) Prochaska of Kennesaw, GA; sisters Louise Weber of Minneapolis, MN; Phyllis Prochaska of Ft. Dodge, IA; Julie (Don) Kutz of Clare, IA; Kay (Kerry) Miklo and Kathy (Dave) Goodner both of Ft. Dodge, IA; Joann (Gene) Yates of Clare, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herb; daughter Deb (Jim) Girard; grandson Troy Girard; brother Pete Prochaska; and sister Jean Rice.