Lavina E. Wobschall -- Mazeppa

MAZEPPA -- The funeral for Lavina E. Wobschall will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, with the Rev. Alan Horn officiating. Burial will be in Mazeppa Cemetery.

Mrs. Wobschall, 89, of Mazeppa, died Friday (Dec. 26, 2003) at Zumbrota Nursing Home.

Lavina Emma Ingham was born March 20, 1914, in Mazeppa Township, Wabasha County. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school and Mazeppa High School. On Aug. 28, 1936, she married Percy Wobschall at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in rural Mazeppa. She was a cook for the Mazeppa school district from 1953 until retiring in 1974. Mr. Wobschall died Nov. 21, 1988. She did sewing for the Veterans Administration and enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, crafts and collecting glass shoes and stamps. She was a charter member and past president of American Legion Post No. 588 Auxiliary and was a past president of the Wabasha County Legion Auxiliary and held other auxiliary offices. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its ladies aid and of Mazeppa Senior Citizens. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis (Orvis) Dahl of Rochester and Laurel Johns of Phoenix; five sons, Le Royce (Lou Jean) Ingham of Hayward, Minn., Harold Wobschall of Rochester, Gerald (Georgeann) Wobschall of Golden Valley, Minn., William Wobschall of San Bernardino, Calif., and Donald "Butch" Wobschall of Zumbrota; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and at the church for an hour before the service Wednesday.


The family suggests memorials to the church or an organization of the donor's choice.

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