|Avis Mae Van Hyfte|
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 4 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.
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.
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.