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LaVonne Braunberger

November 25, 1934 - June 20, 2013


6-7:00 P.M. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

LaVonne Braunberger

November 25, 1934 - June 20, 2013


LaVonne M. “Vonnie” Braunberger, 78, Fargo formerly Christine, North Dakota passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo.

LaVonne was born November 25, 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota to Hilbert and Lucille (Keller) Lahren. She attended school in Fargo before marrying  the love of her life Clarence Braunberger on June 1, 1951. They made their home in Fargo where she was partner with her husband at Clarence’s Louver and Body Shop. 

Vonnie’s home was always welcoming and provided a loving environment for all who came through the door, especially all of the children she babysat over the years.

Vonnie and Clarence were longtime members of the local Horseless Carriage Club of America. She took joy in participating in her children’s activities while they were growing up, including Campfire Girls, Cub Scouts and Bell Choir. Among many things, she especially enjoyed knitting and crocheting and passed that skill onto her family.

Vonnie is survived by her mother; Dorothy Lahren, Fargo, children; Joy Cossette, Fargo, Wesley (Mary) Braunberger, Fargo, Glenn Braunberger, Christine, daughter-in-law, Debra Braunberger, Fargo, siblings; Janice (Arvid) Moe, Fargo, Cheryl (Joe) Schmit, Carbondale, IL, Jack Lahren, Virginia Beach, VA, Dean Lahren, Minneapolis, MN, Kris (Diane) Lahren, Wassau, WI, sister-in-law, Agnes Detmers, Marque, TX, brother-in-law, Eugene Braunberger, Wickenburg, AZ, grandchildren; Richard and Chad Braunberger, Shane (Jenny) Cossette, Stacy Davis, Bob (Wendy) Cossette, Sarah (Jake) Halvorson, Nicholas and Joseph Braunberger, Katie (Brad) Benton, Ryan and Adam Braunberger and Steph (Kyle) Hohertz and great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandon, Sadie, Ashley, Kaleb, Lilly, Grace, Alex, Khloe, Zoey and Noah.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband Clarence, son Wayne and brother-in-law David.


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  1. Fuller Sheldon says:

    Mapleton ND
    My sympathies on this loss, guys. No matter how old we may be, we’re still a lad when it comes to our folks. I always enjoyed stopping at your place, and seeing you guys working together at something you not only liked, but were very good at.
    Your friendly coal man, from long ago. 13th Ave just isn’t the same. Take good care of “LongNLow”. On a nice day, we might see it in town.
    Fuller Sheldon, Mapleton, ND

  2. Merle & Jeanne Rix says:

    Norfolk NESo sorry to hear about Vonnie. Merle has lots of memories of both Clarence and Vonnie and all the car tour adventures.

    She will be missed by all. Jeanne

  3. Linda Haine says:

    Amenia ND
    I met Vonnie through our Tops Club. There could not have been a nicer person. I loved talking with her and she had words of comfort when I lost my husband. She will be missed but is reunited with Clarence who she missed dearly.

  4. Jerral and Marilyn Jones says:

    Fargo ND
    we have many fond memories of our times in the Horseless
    Carriage Club together and also the times the meeting was hosted at your home near Christine, ND
    . Our memories go back many years doing business at the Louver and body shop when we first moved to Fargo in 1960. May God comfort your hearts during this time of grief.

  5. Susan Thorstad and Family says:

    Going to miss the sweetest Aunt a person could ask for. I have fond memories of our time together and will cherish them forever.

  6. JANICE MOE says:

    Fargo ND
    To the most Loveing Stster could have.

  7. Dana Davis says:

    Fargo ND
    The world has lost a great and very patient lady. Bonnie took care of my brother Sam and I when we were growing up. She was so good to us, well into our adult lives. I’m going to miss her so much but am happy she is reunited with Clarence. There are SO MANY great memories…she baked the best Christmas cookies in the WORLD. She would let us listen to the song “Chicken Truck” over and over and never complain. She could crochet anything. She always had these little breadsticks in the glove compartment of her car…always! She didn’t get really mad when I locked her out of the house when I was 4 because she wouldn’t let me have icecream for breakfast…or when I booed a bank teller out her car window as we drove away because they were out of suckers…or when I crawled under King’s doghouse and got stuck. Oh Bonnie. Patience of steel! I will never ever forget you.

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