Mavis Severson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since Jan, 3, 2008.
Mavis Finseth was born May 13, 1923, in Fountain, to Justin and Ida Rose (Skrukrud) Finseth. On Dec. 25, 1944, she married Chester R. Severson in Fountain. He passed away Oct. 11, 2006. Mavis was a homemaker.
She was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed holiday baking, dancing with her husband, working with her garden and flowers and spending time with family.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Cheryl) of Fountain and Larry (Nancy) of Fountain; a daughter, Deanne (Greg) Johnson of Winona; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Arnold (Elizabeth) Finseth of Modesto, Calif., Dean (Carol) Finseth of Chatfield, Orvis Finseth of Chatfield and Dale (Beverly) Finseth of Fountain.
Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, grandaughter, a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers.
The funeral service for Mavis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, in rural Fountain, with Rev. Paul Forde officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310.
Online condolences may be made at www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.