LaVonne K. Haker (86) of Altamont


Published on April 30 2012 10:17 am

LaVonne K. Haker, 86, of Altamont died at 5:55am Sunday, April 29, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 2, at 11:00am at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm Tuesday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont, and from 10:00 to 11:00am Wednesday at the church. Burial in Union Cemetery in Altamont.  Memorials to the Immanuel Carlyon.

She was born March 3, 1926 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to Earl and Gladys Julius Smith.  She married Harold "Buster" Reed and he preceded her in death in 1960.  She married Ray Eugene "Gene" Haker on February 17, 1974 and he preceded her in death on September 29, 2002.  She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont and the Effingham County Farm Bureau, and was self-employed in agriculture.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Reed of Portage, Indiana and Bill Reed and wife Diane of Chesterton, daughter, Sandra Russell and husband Morris of LaVergne, Tennessee...special friend, Susan Hammond of daughter-in-law, Jody Reed of Greenup...two brothers, Don Reed and wife Sharon of Minnesota and John Reed of Iowa... two sisters, Louise Clearwater of Iowa and Dorothy Pigman of Iowa...and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents...her mother- and father-in-law, Raymond and Esther Berg Haker...her son, Larry daughter-in-law, Deborah Reed...and brother-in-law, Bruce Clearwater.