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Mavis Bartsch

October 25, 1931 — July 1, 2018

Geneva, Minnesota

Memorial Services for Mavis A. Bartsch, of Geneva, MN, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 6, at the Community Lutheran Church in Geneva, MN. The Rev. Dr. Kristen Venne will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 Thursday, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before services at the church. Interment will be in the Geneva Cemetery. Mavis died on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea. She was 86. She was born on October 25, 1931, on the family farm in rural Emmons, Minnesota the daughter of Knut and Clara(Juveland) Hovland. Mavis graduated from Emmons High School and then attended beauty school. She married Donald L. Bartsch on June 15, 1952 at the Lime Creek Synod Church in rural Emmons. Mavis owned and operated Mae’s Beauty Shop in Geneva for more than 30 years before retiring. She was an active member of the Geneva Community Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, family gatherings and spending time on Leech Lake. Mavis will be greatly missed by her family, daughter Jan and son Greg of Geneva, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law : Gilmore Nelson of Ellendale, Dorothy Towne of Emmons, Harold (Bernice) Bartsch of Owatonna, Jean Ahlstrom of Geneva, Mary (Paul) Groth of Ellendale, Darlene Bartsch of Owatonna, special “adopted” grandchildren Dylan and Brynna Ingvaldson and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Knut and Clara Hovland, her husband Donald, her brother Ervin Hovland, her sister Clarine “Kay” Nelson, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Lawrence and Magdaline Bartsch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Margaret Bartsch, Clifford Bartsch, Ray Ahlstrom, Earl Towne and nephew Michael Bartsch. A special thank you to stations 2 & 3 at Good Samaritan Center for all their special care.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services - Albert Lea

2210 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Friday, July 6, 2018

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Community Lutheran Church

106 3rd St SE, Geneva, MN 56035

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