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Lavonne Frick

January 31, 1928 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 89)

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  Lavonne M. Frick, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away Sunday morning, June 18, 2017 at Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka.

  Lavonne was born January 31, 1928 in Mishawaka, a daughter of the late Vonnie and Thelma (Ritter) Whisman. She spent her entire life in the Mishawaka area.

  Lavonne married Richard “Dick” Frick in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka on June 26, 1948. Dick preceded her in death in 2008. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Tommy Lane Frick; two sisters, Martha “Louise” Shaul and Viola Whisman; and a brother, Ralph Whisman.

  Lavonne’s surviving family includes two sons, Randy A. (Arleen) Frick of Mishawaka and Rodney L. (Patty) Frick of Osceola; a daughter, Sandy L. (David) Gray of Carmel; a brother, Ed Whisman of California; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Bryant, Bryan Waling, Stephanie McDowell, Michael Gray, Stephanie Frick, Kimberly Frick, Jillian Frick and Jonathan Frick; and fifteen great grandchildren.

  Lavonne was a color photoist working from her home. In her early years, she worked at Ball Band. Lavonne and Dick enjoyed wintering in Leesburg, Florida for many years. Her family was the center of her life.

  Private burial will take place in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.

  Arrangements are under the care of Goethals & Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Care, Mishawaka.


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