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LaVonne Rae Rients

LaVonne Rae Rients (Markman), 76, of Denver, CO, passed away on Feb. 12, 2014. She was born on Oct. 16, 1937 in Worthington, Minnesota to Ray and Irene (Zinnel) Markman. She graduated from high school in Worthington in 1955. She married Donald Rients on Dec. 08, 1956 and spent 10 years farming before moving to Denver in 1967 where they raised five children.

LaVonne was very active in the church. She loved to play cards, do puzzles and enjoyed weaving and bowling. Her favorite color was red, red rubies, red roses and always wanted red Ford Thunderbird. She traveled often, with her husband and with her daughter and son-in law to Germany. She will be missed by many friends and family members.

She is survived by her son, Mark (Sharon) Rients and her daughters: Paula (Mike) Kavan, Susan (Alan) Graham and JoAnn Apostol; her aunt, Edith Zandstra and sister-in-laws, Verna Bass and Milda Rients; fifteen Grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Wendy Ivarson and in April of 2002, by her husband, Donald.

A Visitation will be held at 9:30 Friday, Feb. 21 followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00am held at Crossroads Church, 10451 Huron St. Northglenn, Colorado. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services. Stories and condolences can be shared with the family at