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LaVaughn Darlene Drummer

November 3, 1924 — November 10, 2021

LaVaughn Darlene Drummer

LaVaughn D. Drummer, age 97, of North Mankato, died on November 10, 2021 at Ecumen Sand Prairie in St. Peter.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato.  Visitation will be Friday, November 19 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour prior to the service at church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.  

LaVaughn was born on November 3, 1924 in Madelia, MN to George and Mary (Yaeger) Dusell.  LaVaughn graduated from Madelia High School in 1943.  She moved to Mankato where she worked at Immanuel Hospital, Tent and Awning, and Lake Fish Canning.  She worked at Automatic Electric from 1945-1948 and worked at the Mankato Area Vocational Technical Institute from 1969-1987.  LaVaughn was united in marriage to Raymond Drummer on April 17, 1948.  They moved to Madelia in March 1949 to farm with her dad.  Ray and LaVaughn bought their family farm in North Mankato in 1950.  LaVaughn loved baking, canning, crafting, playing pfeffer, and circle meetings.  You could always find home cooked meals and fresh baked goodies in LaVaughn’s kitchen.

LaVaughn is survived by her children, Sandra Drummer, Richard (Carol) Drummer, Susan (Ron) Vork, Cynthia Drummer, Sheila (David) Lindblom, Randy (Jacqueline) Drummer, Lori Jones, and Robert (Cheryl) Drummer; daughter-in-law, Teresa Drummer; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Dusell;  husband, Ray; son, Stephen; daughter, Cheryl; infant daughter, Mary; granddaughters, Jennifer and Brianna; 1 brother; and 2 sisters.

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Past Services


Friday, November 19, 2021

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

525 Grant Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003

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