LA CRESCENT — Elona D. Stanton, 80, of La Crescent, MN, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at SpringBrook Village in La Crescent.
She was born on February 23, 1941 in La Crosse, WI in Gale and Geneva (Pagel) Papenfuss. She married Robert Stanton on March 18, 1961 in Nodine, MN. Elona – or Lonie as she was called, was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She cherished every moment she could spend with her family and friends, but most of all the time spent with her granddaughters teaching them to play the piano, to sew and to cook, as well as many other life lessons. that she was proud to have them with them as they grew up. She loved to entertain and was always happy to have company.
Elona is survived by a daughter Robin Stanton; son Robert (Nikki) Stanton; grandchildren: Kayla Stanton (Jason Johnson), Mati (Ryan) Pelowski, Shilo Irvine (Caleb McNally) and Amie (Nate) Koxlien; great-grandchildren: Ryland, Brynlee, Kinsley and Maren; son-in-law Dean Irvine; sisters: Mavis (Laurel) Millie, Janice (Gene) Baker; Brother Doug (Janice) Goede; brother-in-law Tom (Corinne) Stanton; as well as, nieces, nephews and extended family who held a special place in her heart. She was predeceased by her husband Robert and a daughter Tammy Irvine.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 414 Main Street, La Crescent. Pastor Mark Rieke will officiate. Visitations will be on Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Schumacher – Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 111 S. Oak Street, La Crescent and again at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of day. service. The online guestbook is available on www.schumacher-kish.com.