Avis Mae Van Hyfte PDF Print E-mail

Mass of Christian Burial for Avis Mae Van Hyfte, 89, of Marshall, formerly of Minneota, will be Monday, October 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 4vanhyfteavis p.m. – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Rehkamp – Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
Avis Mae Vivian was born on May 15, 1920 in Chippewa County to Julius and Anna (Hanson) Anderson.  Avis was the youngest of three children; she had a sister Lillian and a brother James.  The family moved to Devils Lake, ND where Julius was a salesman selling Home Comfort Ranges.

When Avis was 4 ½ years old, her mother died of complications from a kidney disease.  The children moved back to Chippewa County and lived with their grandparents, Carl and Lena Hanson.

Avis attended schools in Wegdahl, Granite Falls, Sabon, ND and Marshall where she finished school. Avis worked at the Minnesota Café and at Swift’s Hatchery in Marshall.

At the Minnesota Café she met Albert and they were married November 10, 1937 and they moved to East Moline, IL.

In 1939 they moved back to Minnesota and bought a farm south of Taunton. In 1952 they moved to Minneota.  Avis was a homemaker and later she worked as a substitute cook at St. Edward’s School and at the Minneota Public School.  S

he was a member and officer of the St. Joan of Arc Society.  Avis and Albert went on many trips.

In 1995 they moved to Hill Street Place in Marshall.
Avis will be remembered as a good wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a wonderful cook and baker.

She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, reading, playing cards and bingo.  She said she had a good 89 years.

Avis died on October 1, 2009 at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children; James (and Henrietta) of Marshall, Janice (and Larry) Darger of Lynd, Judith (and Harold) Traen of Taunton and William of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Craig (and Teresa) of Hartford, SD, Curt (and Karen) of Scottsdale, AZ, Michele (and Mike) Leary of Marshall, Lori (and Kevin) Breyfogle of Edina and Russ Traen of Minneota; great grandchildren Matt, Jack and Maya Van Hyfte,  Camryn and Avery Leary and Austin and Merissa Traen.  She was preceded in death by her husband who died March 5, 2004, her parents, sister Lillian and her brother James.   
Arrangements are by Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Directors of Minneota.