Monday, October 11, 2010

Obituary: M LaVonne (Prescott) Schiro - Class of 1943

MADISON - M. LaVonne Schiro, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2010, surrounded by her family.

LaVonne was born February 11, 1925, in Deerfield. She grew up in Madison, graduated from Central High School in 1943, and attended the University of Wisconsin, studying English and art. She married George Schiro in 1945, and raised three children, Mark, Jay and Monty. She spent her life as a devoted mother raising her three sons. She actively participated in many school, civic and volunteer activities.

She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, who enjoyed arts, crafts and sharing those gifts with her children and grandchildren. She worked at Randall State Bank and later became a licensed real estate agent. LaVonne was blessed with a giving nature that always put others before her; she was small in size but big in heart.

She is survived by her many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, too numerous to mention, as well as a great-grandchild, a brother and a sister.

Her request was to not have a funeral but rather to have a simple celebration of her life. With that in mind we invite you to gather at Tex Tubb's Cadillac Ranch from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010, 2701 University Avenue, Lake Point Commons, Madison.

She possessed a fine sense of humor and sharp wit, which she exercised right up until the end. Of all of her accomplishments she was most proud of two of her three "boys." She will be missed deeply.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 11, 2010 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)

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