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November 3, 1919 - December 14, 2012

Mavis was born November 3, 1919 in Harmony to Floyd B. and Elizabeth “Susie” Elliott.  She graduated from the Harmony High School.  On November 3, 1941 she married Ernest O. Fossum in Lanesboro, Minnesota.  They lived in the Harmony area the 57 years of their married life.  Ernest passed away May 15, 1999. She was an active member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, Sunday School, and Circle. She belonged to the Harmony Area Cancer Support Group. Mavis enjoyed crafts and craft sales, woodworking with Ernest, ceramics,  Sunday afternoon drives, family vacations to northern Minnesota, and being outdoors doing yard work and gardening.

Mavis passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at Harmony Healthcare at the age of 93.

Mavis’ love was a beautiful thing to be shared…especially with her  four daughters Darlene (Gary) Goodno of Decorah, Iowa, Marlene Johnson of Waseca, Minnesota, and Lynette (Bill) Donald and Renee (Larry) Hosting both of Canton, Minnesota; nine grandchildren DeAnn (Mike), Shawn (Sara), Joe (Deborah), Dan (Andrea), Shanda (Dustin), Ryan (Abby), Nathan (Kristen), Josh (Laura), Leah (Jacob); 15 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest; her parents; her twin brother Manley; and a sister Orillie Carson.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Harmony United Methodist Church in Harmony with Pastor Michael Smith Officiating. Burial will be in the Stateline Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Mengis Funeral
Home in Mabel.

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