The funeral for Mavis Hamre, of Morris, Minnesota will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home Chapel in Morris, with Reverend Darryl Knappen officiating. Visitation will be on Monday one hour prior to the service at Pedersen Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Cyrus South Cemetery, Cyrus, Minnesota.
Mavis Eleanor Huseby, daughter of Elvin and Myrtle (Gunderson) Huseby was born on May 14, 1932 in Hawk Creek Township, near Granite Falls, Minnesota. She grew up near Chokio, Minnesota, where she attended country school and was baptized and confirmed. Mavis was united in marriage to Julian L. Hamre on November 21, 1953 at Hawk Creek Church near Granite Falls, Minnesota, through this union three sons and two daughters were born.
Mavis and Julian farmed many years near Sacred Heart, before moving to Mill Lake. In 1996, the couple moved to Cyrus. Julian died on March 21, 2003. Mavis moved to Alexandria in 2007 and lived in Hancock, before making Morris her home since 2015.
She was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Alexandria. Mavis enjoyed fishing, sewing, playing cards and working puzzles with family and friends.
Mavis died on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was 85 years old.
She is survived by two sons: Daniel (Jerilyn) Huseby, Champlin, MN and Mike (Mary) Hamre, Cyrus, MN; two daughters: Marlys (Brad) Van Lerberghe, Wood Lake, MN and Lori (Kevin) Thorson, Willmar, MN; one daughter-in-law: Cheryl Hamre, Hoffman, MN; one brother: George (Linda) Huseby, Minneapolis, MN; one sister: Violet Lunde, Granite Falls, MN; 24 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mavis was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Jerry, her parents, one granddaughter, Dawn Mix and one great-grandson, Roscoe Sietsma.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements.