She is also survived by former spouse, close friend and caregiver, Robert Gruber of St. Cloud; brothers, Robert Popp of Rice (Bonnie), Gerald Popp of Mayhew Lake (Mary) and sister-in-law Marilyn Popp.
She was preceded in death by father Henry Popp, mother Ann Popp, brother Duane Popp, sister-in-law Mary Lee Popp, sister-in-law Maxine Popp, and lifelong friend Joanie Popp Klitzke.
More than anything, LaVonne enjoyed raising her two sons, gardening and creating artwork. She studied at St. Cloud State University and received her bachelor’s degree in art history. She worked as a special education teacher in the St. Cloud School District for roughly 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.