Lavonne Troyna

lavonne troyna
Lavonne Troyna, age 75, of New Hampton, IA died on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 of cancer at her home surrounded by her family. Lavonne May Hahn was born on May 24, 1934 in Chickasaw County to Emil and Selma (Schneider) Hahn, the third of four children. She was united in marriage to David D. Troyna on December 12, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Lavonne spent most of her life in Waterloo and New Hampton. She worked as a welder at Hinson Manufacturing in Cedar Falls, at a grocery store in Waterloo, as well as Bennett Pharmacy and Liddles Super Value in New Hampton. Lavonne also baked wedding cakes and made wedding apparel. She served as commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources under Governor Terry Branstad, as well as serving on the DNR Board for nine years until 1999. Lavonne was also the past president of Womens Duck Unlimited of Chickasaw County. After 32 years of farming, Lavonne and David retired in 1996. Lavonne enjoyed hunting, fishing (especially trout fishing and showing her children how to catch them), as well as playing cards, and spending time with her family. Lavonne is survived by her mother Selma Hahn of New Hampton, her husband David of New Hampton, eight children, Rick (Cindy) Troyna of Raymond, IA, Kathy (Riley) Uglum of New Hampton, Peggy (Bob) Cline of Nashua, IA, Donna Troyna of Danville, CA, Daniel (Barb) Troyna of Allison, IA, Dennis Troyna of New Hampton, Barb (Dana) Boomgarden of Anoka, MN and Karen (Tim) Rogers of Meridian, ID; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two brothers Lloyd (Mary) Hahn of Fairbank, IA, and Jerry (Bonnie) Hahn of Cedar Falls, IA. She is preceded in death by her father Emil Hahn, one brother Edwin Hahn, who was killed in Korea, and one grandchild Kelly Foster. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice of New Hampton. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton with her grandchildren, Cory Troyna, Ryan Troyna, Jason Troyna, Lindsey Troyna, Tiffany Troyna, Jenny Troyna, Brian Uglum, Stephanie Coyle, Derek Rogers, Amanda Olmstead , and John Kleinschmidt serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be on Friday, January 29, 2010 from 4-8pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Service: Funeral Service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, IA with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Kathy,Riley and family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Leo and Bev Dowd

  2. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Troyna family.

    My fondest memory of Lavonne was of her speeding out on her gator to rescue Donna, Dave and I after we locked the keys in the truck while out touring the hunting grounds on the property in New Hampton. She had the biggest grin on her face and relished taking us the long way back to the house on that gator all the while regaling us with stories!

    Rest peacefully dear Lavonne you will be missed.

  3. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family. You are in our prayers. Lavonne was very special!

  4. Dan, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all for the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The last time I saw Lavonne was at grandma’s funeral (Gladys). Deb & Ashley and Steve Gossling

  5. Dear Donna & Family, Sending our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mother. Perhaps knowing that she is at peace now will help ease the pain of your loss. Donna, you were the gentle and quiet comfort that so helped our Mom as she passed through her final battles. We only wish that we could be there to offer you comfort in return. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mary & Darrell. (and Cindy too)

  6. Donzi, everyone at See Jane Run is thinking about you, and sending peace and sweetness during this difficult time. Hang in there, D. One thing at a time.

  7. Im sorry for your loss. Enjoyed visiting with Lavonne when down in the area. She can now finally be at rest without suffering in pain.

  8. Karen, Kathy and family members of Lavonne, I always enjoyed visiting with your mom when she came into the office. It was sad as time went on when it was always her coming in alone, but she always wanted to visit with me.
    She was good person and a hard worker.
    Thoughts and prayers to you and all your family.
    Love Mary Jane

  9. my deepest sympathies go out to the whole troyna family…I had the greatest pleasure of meeting lavonne, “donna’s mom” …along with her sister peggy during their visit here to california. I immediately felt at home with lavonne. she was fiesty, tough and a real go-getter! [hmm, now I know where donna gets it from ;)]….I really enjoyed their visit and am grateful for that day! be free lavonne. we love you! barb and steve… and all the basenjis who adored her as well….!

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rejoice in the fact that she is not suffering and is walking with God.

  11. Rick & Cindy
    I am so sorry for your loss, may your Mom finally be able to rest in peace. God rest her soul.

    Mr. & Mrs. Daniel DiGiovanni
    12 South Cottage Street
    Valley Stream, N.Y. 11580

  12. Rick and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of your loss. Remember all the wonderful and happy memories you have shared with your mother. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. God be with you. Lisa Shaw (Deere – Moline, IL)

  13. Rick and family….
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all the memories bring you comfort. Love you!

  14. Rick, Cindy and family, so sorry to hear about your mother passing. I know she fought hard to win her battle with this horrible disease. She was a really nice lady and I’m glad that I got to meet her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. So sorry to hear about your loss, Donna and family. Take comfort now that she is in peace. My thoughts are with you. Laura

  16. So sorry to hear about your mother Rick, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need!! God Bless!

  17. Thoughts and prayers to you Peg and your family. I always enjoyed hearing the stories that you shared about your Mom,she sounded like a very neat lady. Those memories will help you through this sad and difficult time.

  18. Tim, Karen and Derek, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Now she is no longer in pain and in the good hands of the Lord. God Bless. Lynne, Klel, Todd & Trevor Harris

  19. To the family of Lavonne I extend my deepest sympathy.I admired Lavonne for her active life style and her ability to do so many interesting things. I am a relative of the Troyna Family, Mary Troyna was my Grandfathers sister. I enjoyed visiting with your parents at the Raim Reunion. May God bless you all. Sincerely Shirley McAtee

  20. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Lavonne. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  21. Kathy, Karen and families- I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Many years ago, Lavone made the wedding cake and all the bridal gowns for our daughter’s wedding. They were all very beautiful, just like Lavonne. Our sympathy too all of you.

  23. To the entire family of Lavonne, Please accept my sincere condolences of the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister. She will be missed by all. Hold the memories close to your heart, they will always be with you.

  24. Dear Rick and Cindy and Family, I wanted you to know that we will be thinking of you tomorrow. It will not be easy but remember there is no more pain and siuffering for you Mother. I am sure with that big family there will be many happy and joyous memories to fill you hearts and take some of the pain away. It was gppd tp see amd ta;l tp upi at tje Library Cindy. We have not talked for a long time. Maybe some time you could come to the lake and we could have a long visist or we will see you in May. Your friends, Harold and Claudia

  25. Donna and Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your great loss, Lavonne Troynana appears to have been a great lady and a wonderful mother. Our loss is that we never had the opportunity to meet her. Our sincere thoughts are with your entire family.

  26. My prayers go out to the family. I will always cherish the memories i have and the times i spent with Lavonne.

  27. Oue deepest sympathy to all the family. Lavonne was a caring and very friendly lady. She always had a big smile and greeting when ever you saw her. Sending love and prayers for all the family.

  28. Donna, I am so sorry to hear about the physical loss of your mom. I am clear your mom will always be with you. You guys were so connected.

    I know how special mom was to you. You talked about your mom all the time. I remember when you showed up to my mom’s big birthday party and said “Mom’s are the most special people in the world”. Donna, your love for your mom allowed others to get in touch with their appreciation and love for their mom too.

    Take good care of yourself. My thoughts are with you. Cathy

  29. I am sorry to learn about the death of Lavonne Troyna. This must have been a difficult time for all. Therefore, I am forwarding scripture to bring solace. Please, read the following scriptures: Psalm 90:10, Genesis 5:3-32 and Hebrews 9:27.

  30. Kathy & family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a strong, special lady and was so proud of her family. She was also an inspiration to all who knew her as she courageously battled cancer. It is never easy to lose a parent – my thoughts & prayers are with you. We will light a luminary in her honor at this year’s Relay for Life.

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