April 21, 2017


LaVon G. Smouse, 97, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home in Coon Rapids.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, at First United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids with the Rev. Joyce Webb officiating. Music will be by the congregation, vocalists Peg Wiemers and Cindy Seastrom and organist Lula Garnes. Casket bearers will be Joe Risius, Brandon Risius, Rich Risius, Jon Wiskus, Brad Becker, Troy Smouse, Norman Paulsen and Jim Schwaller. Honorary casket bearers will be Lyle Paulsen, Norm Cretsinger, Rich Wiskus, Larry Paulsen, Josh Becker, Adam Risius, T.J. Smouse and Scott Tigges. Burial will be at Orange Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Ohde Funeral Home (www.ohdefuneralhome.com) in Coon Rapids and resume at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.