Mavis Fossum
Mavis Fossum
Mavis R. Fossum, 93, a lifelong resident of Harmony, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Harmony Healthcare.

She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Harmony to Floyd B. and Elizabeth "Susie" Elliott. She graduated from the Harmony High School.

On Nov. 3, 1941, she married Ernest O. Fossum in Lanesboro. They lived in the Harmony area for 57 years of their married life. Mr. Fossum died 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.

She enjoyed crafts and craft sales, woodworking with her husband, ceramics, Sunday afternoon drives, family vacations to northern Minnesota and being outdoors doing yard work and gardening.

She is survived by her four daughters, Darlene (Gary) Goodno of Decorah, Marlene Johnson of Waseca, Minn., and Lynette (Bill) Donald and Renee (Larry) Hosting, both of Canton; 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 were held on Tuesday at the Harmony United Methodist Church in Harmony with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial was in the State Line Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.