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Mavis Landsverk

September 28, 1928 — March 10, 2014

Mavis Landsverk, age 85, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, March 10th at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Alan Arneson officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church on Saturday, and interment will be at Calvary Free Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com. Mavis Lorraine Munter was born September 28, 1928 on her parents farm in Hill River Township near Fosston to Carl and Alice (Thompson) Munter. She attended the Oakland Country School through primary grades and graduated from Fosston High School in 1946. She then started working at Gambles, where she met her future husband. In 1949 she married Oliver Landsverk at Vernes Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born, Gail, David, Mary and Mark. They purchased a farm in Sletten Township near Fosston where they resided until 2010. While raising her family and maintaining her home she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting & gardening. She was a charter member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston. She was actively involved in the WMF and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Later, she worked for several years at Sears in Fosston and was bookkeeper for Landsverk Farms. After retiring, she and Oliver spent many years traveling and maintaining their yard together. Mavis passed away on March 10, 2014 at First Care Living Center in Fosston. Mavis is survived by her children Gail (Glen) Baker of Corbin, KY, David (Jean) Landsverk of Fosston, Mary (Keith) Larson of Fargo, ND, and Mark (Jill) Landsverk of Fosston. Survivors also include twelve grandchildren; Sara (Barry) Mahan, Alison Baker (Paul Haney), John (Hilary) Baker, Derek (Emily) Landsverk, Kevin (Suzanne) Landsverk, Kelly (Trent) Christensen, Karl Larson, Claire (Anthony) Wehri, Samuel Larson, Christian, Olivia, and Amelia Landsverk. She is also survived by her brother Duane (Sharon) Munter, 5 great grandchildren, Gabriel, Audrey and Caroline Mahan, Thomas Baker, and Audrey Landsverk, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Oliver.
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