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LaVonne (Vonnie) Alma BIGNELL

LaVonne (Vonnie) Alma BIGNELL

Female 1941 - 2012  (71 years)

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  • Name LaVonne (Vonnie) Alma BIGNELL 
    Nickname Vonnie 
    Born 7 Sep 1941  Alma, Buffalo, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Health Died of esophageal cancer. 
    History SSDI states card issued in Wisconsin in 1958-59.
    Obituary - LaVonne A. "Vonnie" Konsela, age 71, of Durand, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand with her family by her side, after a very courageous fight with esophageal cancer. Vonnie was born on September 7, 1941 in Alma. She was the daughter of Sidney and Alma (Engler) Bignell. Vonnie grew up in the Arkansaw area and graduated from the Arkansaw High School in 1959. She married Don Konsela Sr. on October 10, 1959 at St. Mary's Church in Durand. After marriage, Vonnie and Don lived in Durand and raised their family. Vonnie worked as a bookkeeper for Don at Don's Super Service until 1964. She also did upholstery work and later drove bus for Durand Schools. In 1979 Don and Vonnie established Northside Transmission where she did the bookkeeping until retiring in 2011. Vonnie loved playing her accordion, often entertaining at the campground in Chetek. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing cards, ceramics, boating and snowmobiling. Vonnie especially liked her time at Six Lakes Campground in Chetek where the family spent 25 summers together.
    Vonnie is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don; four children, Cindy (Larry) Holmstadt of Durand, Don Jr. and Tim (Becky), both of Elmwood, Brice of Arkansaw; nine grandchildren, Rick (fiance, Jessica), Daniel, Sarah, Kylie, Kruz (Britany), Kody, Brady, Taylor, Lili; one great-granddaughter, Macy; five brothers, Reuben (Bev) Bignell of Baldwin, Dale (Sheryl) Bignell and Bill (Barb) Bignell, both of Menomonie, Bruce Bignell of Chippewa Falls and Henry (Diane) Bignell of Amery; one sister, Rose (Dale) Johnson of Eau Claire; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bobby; and a brother, Bob Bignell.
    Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand. The Rev. Eric Linzmaier will officiate. Burial will be in the Waubeek Cemetery in rural Durand. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com. 
    Died 24 Dec 2012  Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 31 Dec 2012  Waubeek Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54891  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 

    Father Sidney BIGNELL,   b. 22 Nov 1909, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1986, Plum City, Pierce, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Alma May ENGLER,   b. 6 May 1919, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1999, Plum City, Pierce, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 May 1940  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    Bignell, Sidney-1909 & Alma M.-1919 (HS)
    Bignell, Sidney-1909 & Alma M.-1919 (HS)
    Family ID F1265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald J. KONSELA,   b. 23 Aug 1938, Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2014, Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1959  St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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     3. Living
     4. Robert Ben KONSELA,   b. 20 Oct 1963,   d. 10 Jan 1964  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Living
    Photos
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 & LaVonne Alma-1941 (Wedding-10 Oct 1959)
    Konsela, Donald J.-1938 & LaVonne Alma-1941 (Wedding-10 Oct 1959)
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Konsela pause at the alter of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Durand, Wisconsin, where they were married October 10, 1959. Mrs. Konsela is the former LaVonne Bignell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bignell, Arkansaw, Wisconsin, and Mr. Konsela is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Konsela, Durand, Wisconsin. After their wedding trip the couple will make their home in Durand.
    The Winona Daily News; Friday, October 16, 1959, Pg. 8.
    Headstones
    Konsela, Donald R.-1938 & LaVonne A.-1941 (HS)
    Konsela, Donald R.-1938 & LaVonne A.-1941 (HS)
    Family ID F36983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1941 - Alma, Buffalo, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 2012 - Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Dec 2012 - Waubeek Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bignell, LaVonne A
    Bignell, LaVonne A
    Bignell, LaVonne A.-1941 (1)
    Bignell, LaVonne A.-1941 (1)

  • Sources 
    1. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).