LaVonna R. Rush

LaVonna Rae Rush, 69, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at her home.

LaVonna was born in Shawano on Nov. 19, 1947, to the late Winifred “Pudge” and Dorothy (Owen) Huntington. On April 8, 1967, she was united in marriage to James Rush in Gillett.

LaVonna was an avid Brewers fan and collected Brewers bobble heads. In her free time she enjoyed shopping and bowling. More than anything, LaVonna loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and always enjoyed attending the family’s various sporting events.

LaVonna is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Jim; their children, Tina (Scott) Martin, of Green Bay, Curt (Tina) Rush, of New London, Deanna (Pat) Roberts, of Shawano, James Rush Jr., of Appleton, and Stephanie (Mike) Bendtschneider Sr., of Shawano; nine grandchildren, Whitney Tucker, Braeden Rush, Kortney Roberts, Mariah Rush, Michael Bendtschneider Jr., Payten Marohl, Caprice Rush, Ava Bendtschneider and Owen Rush; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Wesley and Kingston; and a great-granddaughter on the way. She is further survived by her sister, Bonnie Buss, of Bonduel; her brother, Garry (Sheila) Huntington, of Columbus, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Donald (Edith) Rush, of Oconto; one sister-in-law, Debra Pogrant, of Oconto; numerous nieces and nephews, including her godson Troy Buss; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan; her parents, Winifred Huntington and Dorothy and Louis Stickney; one brother, Arnold Huntington; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mildred and Russell Rush; and two brothers-in-law, Mike Buss and Kenneth Pogrant.

Funeral services for LaVonna will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Church on the Hill with the Rev. Claudia Deede officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

LaVonna’s family would like to extend special thanks to ThedaCare at Home Hospice as well as the girls at ThedaCare’s outpatient I.V., including Terrie, Joy, Jana, Michele, Corine and Claire, for all they did for LaVonna.