LaVaun Marilyn (Warner) Breu
Age 95, of Stillwater, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2023 at home, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by loving husband Dennis; parents Herbert and Lottie Warner, and brother, Lowell Warner. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Shelley Jokinen (Martin) of Vadnais Heights, Renee Swanson (Jay) of Stillwater; grandchildren Beth Butler (Ben), Kristen Swanson, Claire Jokinen, and Paul Jokinen; great-grandsons Noah and Augie Butler; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LaVaun was born and raised in Stillwater, MN. After graduating from Stillwater High School in 1945, she spent her career working in the Washington County Auditor’s Office until her retirement. After connecting as pen pals during World War II, LaVaun married Dennis Breu in 1949, enjoying 67 years together. She centered her life around family, faith, and all things sweet. Though soft-spoken by nature, her trademark spunk and sass will be missed by those closest to her.
A celebration of LaVaun’s life will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 14th, at the Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church.