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A memorial service for Ida Mavis Flo will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Eileen Woyen will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Bricelyn, MN.
Ida Mavis (Rygh) Flo, age 97, of Apple Valley, MN died on August 10, 2018 at Augustana Nursing Home in Apple Valley.
Mavis was born to Lewis and Lillian Rygh on November 3, 1921 in rural Bricelyn and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church near Bricelyn. She graduated from Rake High School in 1940. Mavis was united in marriage to Marlin “Nig” Flo on August 21, 1945 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She was a farmer’s wife for many years doing a lot of field work with Marlin and raising their two children. Mavis was also employed by Streaters for 12 years and also ran her own Home Health Care business for 8 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
Mavis loved watching the Minnesota Twins, doing crafts, braiding rugs and doing giant jigsaw puzzles with her son Loyle on summer vacations. She loved her flowers and always had a beautiful garden. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of each and every one of them and would pray each and every night for her family.
She is survived by daughter, Randi Johnson of Rosemount, MN; Daughter in-law, Micheline Flo of Ath, Belgium; five grandchildren, Dan Flo and his son Patrick of Albert Lea, Michael Flo and his son Nolan of Ath, Belgium, Andrea (Scott) Lyman and their children, Cole, Blake and Brooke of Lakeville, MN, Darrick Johnson and Kyle Johnson, both of Inver Grove Heights, MN; brother in-law, Dale (Barbara) Flo of Le Sueur, MN; sisters in-law, JoAnn Green of Albert Lea and Donna Arneson of Sun City, AZ; many nieces and nephews, two special nephews, Ronald and Thomas Rygh, who helped her after the passing of her husband.
Mavis was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marlin “Nig” Flo; son Loyle Flo; brothers, Lloyd (Wanda) Rygh; Cecil (Alma) Rygh, and Glenn Rygh; sister, Bernice Rygh; parents, Lewis and Lillian Rygh; father and mother in-law, Joseph and Madeline Flo; brothers in-law, Lester (Annie) Flo, Arlo (Hilma) Flo, Ronald (Beverly) Flo and Harry Green; sisters in-law, Glorian “Toots” Kennedy, Lorna (Walley) Anderson; and her best friend, Lillian Wyrum.