LaVonne K. Schalla, age 89, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Pioneer Health & Rehab in Prairie Farm, WI. She was born the daughter of Melvin and Flossie Knutson on February 14, 1930 in Eau Claire, WI. LaVonne grew up in Eau Claire graduating from Eau Claire High School. She married William Schalla on March 19, 1949 in Eau Claire. They lived in Knapp before moving to New Richmond in the early 1950s. Lavonne was a homemaker, raising her family on the family farm. She also worked at multiple locations; Driscoll Pharmacy, Wayne’s Pharmacy, and Farm and Home in New Richmond. Lavonne loved to sing, garden, and spend time with her family. She was an outgoing, funny, spitfire who loved making new friends. Lavonne is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Flossie Knutson; husband, William Schalla; grandson, Bill Schalla III; and brother, Russell (Virginia) Knutson. She is survived by her children, Jackie (Maurice) Alexander, Rita (John) Schalla-Thilgen, and Bill (Becky) Schalla II; grandchildren, Amy Hayes, Bettijo Alexander, Johnny Alexander, Mindi (Jason) Long, Branden (Judie) Running, Daniel (Rochelle) Alexander, Jason (Nikki) Driscoll, Tom (Jackie) Driscoll, Bill (Amy) Schalla IV, Audrey (Mike) Schalla-Pich; 26 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4-8 pm and on Friday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Knapp, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.