LaVonne Leick

February 21, 1934 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 88)


LaVonne "Lonnie" Luella Leick, 88, of Vergas, Minnesota passed away May 26, 2022 peacefully and surrounded by her family at a care facility in Fargo, ND. 

LaVonne was born February 21, 1934 to Benjamin and Frieda (Edinger) Fischer and is one of 10 children.  LaVonne is survived by her two children David and Lori (Steve), six grandchildren; Ashleigh, Caitlin, Ryan, Skylar, Rachel and Catia, and six siblings; Vivian, Grace, Leo, Dick, Timmy, and Larry. 

LaVonne grew up on the family farm in Benedict, ND, then traveled the states for education and work.   Later she met John “Jack” Leick and they married on July 1, 1961.  Shortly thereafter they moved to the Vergas/Pelican Rapids area.  There they purchased lakefront property where they started and developed Leick’s Resort on Franklin Lake in 1965.  They grew their business into a very successful vacation/fishing resort to include 8 cabins, small cafe, bait shop, boat rentals and more.  It became a popular destination for people to spend their summer vacation and had families traveling from all over the upper Midwest to relax and of course spend time with “Jack and Lonnie”.   LaVonne worked tirelessly to make it the best place to vacation and raise her two children. 

LaVonne was loved by everyone who met her.  She was also the “best mom in the world” to her children.   LaVonne was a self-made carpenter who built several homes with the help of her family.  She loved entrepreneurship and was passionate about her family, her land, and her love of creating.   She was an extremely supportive mom and grandma and was always telling everyone to “take care of you” first.  LaVonne was also a strong Christian woman who loved God and loved to play the piano.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years John Leick, sisters Pat and Bernie, and brother Jerome.

A lakeside memorial service will be held July 1, 2022, at 2p at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN.   After the service a Celebration of Life for all family and friends will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church located across the street from the cemetery.

Memorials can be made  in care of David Leick, 1131 36th Ave W, West Fargo, ND  58078.  The family will use memorials to help defray funeral expenses.




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Graveside Service
July 1, 2022

2:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pelican Rapids

Celebration of Life
July 1, 2022

3:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church (Franklin Lake, Pelican Rapids)
24876 Franklin Lake Rd
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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