Bitu, LaVonne L.


LaVonne L. Bitu, 67, died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Survivors include her husband, Jon Bitu, of Goodview, Minn., two sons, Kevin (Anne) Bitu of Champlain, Minn., and Kirk Bitu of Minneapolis, Minn., mother, Elna Kearns of Winona, Minn., and two brothers, Darryl Sveum of Winona, Minn., and Randy (Peg) Sveum of Rochester, Minn. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.

A celebration of LaVonne’s life will be held on Thursday, December 29, at the Elks Lodge in Goodview from 5-8:00 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona, Minn. The family kindly suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials may be directed to the Winona Area Humane Society.

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service – Hansen Goodview Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Please share a memory of LaVonne with her family, sign her online guestbook or view her video tribute when it becomes available online at:

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