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Mavis Kruschke, 88

Mavis Joyce (Huser) Kruschke, age 88, of Princeton, and formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away peacefully, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Caley House in Princeton.

Mavis Joyce (Huser) Kruschke was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Glencoe; daughter of George and Clara (Schmidt) Huser.

Mavis was baptized as an infant Nov. 13, 1927, by Rev. E. Kolbe, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth April 27, 1941, by Rev. R. Streufert, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education in Glencoe, graduating from Glencoe High School.

Mavis was united in marriage to Orland Herman Kruschke Feb. 28, 1948 by Rev. Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.

Mavis and Orland made their home in Lester Prairie. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Kathy, Peggy, and Ted.

Mavis and Orland shared over 66 years of marriage together, until Orland passed away April 13, 2014.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, Mavis owned and operated Headquarters Café in Lester Prairie with her husband Orland, and was a bookkeeper for 25 years at the Lester Prairie Feed Mill.

Mavis was an active member at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, attended Bible study, and helped prepare sandwiches for the Sandwich Ministry.

Mavis enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, and sewing. She was a hard worker, always devoted to her husband and family, treasuring the time spent with them.

Mavis is survived by her daughters, Kathy Carlson and her husband, Ike, of Princeton, Peggy Kruschke and her fiancé, Bob Moham, of Plymouth; son, Ted Kruschke of Benicia, CA; grandchildren, Genna Carlson of Minneapolis, Catherine Kruschke of Benicia, CA; sister, LaJune Dibb of St. Cloud; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruben Kruschke and his wife, Ruth, of Glencoe, and Bernice Kruschke of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, George and Clara Huser; husband, Orland Kruschke; brother, Norman Huser and his wife, Bea; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl Dibb, Ardin Kruschke, Vernon Kruschke and his wife, Freida, Margaret Rehmann and her husband, Irvin.

Funeral services took place Monday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment following at the church cemetery.

Clergy officiating was Pastor Eric Nelson, reader was Ike Carlson, organist was Jane Holasek, congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “Rock Of Ages,” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”

Casket bearers were Diane Rifkin, Jane Alsleben, Julie Schweitzer, Jerry Alsleben, Neal Lampher, and Bob Huser.

Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

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