Mavis King, 92, of Luverne, MN, formerly of Dell Rapids, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the Luverne Sanford Hospital. Her Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation will be one-hour prior to the start of the service.
Mavis was born in Adrian, MN, on April 24, 1930. She was a graduate of Adrian High School and Mankato State Teachers College. She taught elementary school in Brewster, Pipestone, and Adrian, MN. After moving to Dell Rapids, she taught in the Dell Rapids Elementary School. She became director of the Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library in 1971, retiring in 1992.
Mavis married Jud King on January 9, 1960, in Adrian, MN. They owned and operated the Dells Theatre until Jud’s death in 1997.
Mavis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society. She enjoyed her Red Hat Society friends and their outings. She was involved in the Dell Rapids Museum and Historical Society for many years. Mavis was an avid reader all her life and enjoyed the Minnesota Twins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jud, mother, Minnie (Roemeling) Lund; father Charles Lund; sisters, Joyce Benson, and Charlotte Heitkamp; brothers-in-law, Don Heitkamp, Brad Benson, Lawrence Kloster; great-niece, Alecia Heitkamp and special aunt and friend Angeline Reisdorfer.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Kloster of Otsego, MN; nieces and nephews, Anne (Jim) LeBrun of Luverne, MN; Bret (Gina)Heitkamp of Champlin, MN; Kyle (Eileen) Heitkamp of Excelsior, MN; Kimberly (Craig) Lieberherr of Maple Grove, MN; Karen (Shawn) Julian of Hudson, WI; and Kent Kloster of Delano, MN; great nieces and nephews, Tyler (Anna) LeBrun, Alex (Shay) LeBrun, Brandon (Kaylee) LeBrun; Kalyn (Kevin) Auth, Stephanie(Mitch) Heitkamp, Scott (Aja) Heitkamp, Marshall (Erin) Heitkamp, Hannah (Alton) Heitkamp, Lincoln Heitkamp; Justin Lieberherr, Zack (Katie) Lieberherr, Paige Lieberherr; Ashley (Will) Julian, Lauren Julian and Sidney Julian; 8 great-great nieces and nephews and the King nieces and nephews Scott, Lisa, Jeff, and Angela.
Memorials may be directed to the Dell Rapids Hospital Foundation, Dell Rapids St. Mary Catholic Church or the Dell Rapids Museum.
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