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Avis Thascilla Holmgren
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The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 102 year old Avis Holmgren of Madison who passed away on October 23, 2017 at the Madison Lutheran Home.
Funeral services will be 1:30, Friday, October 27, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Kirk Meseck will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
There will no visitation at the funeral home.
Avis Thascilla Pearson was born on August 21, 1915 to parents Alfred and Thina (Thompson) Pearson in Madison, MN. She was baptized at Minnesota Valley Lutheran Church, Louisburg, MN and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson, MN. Avis graduated from Dawson High School. She then attended Miss Wood’s Training School for teachers a part of the University of Minnesota. She taught kindergarten in Tracy, MN and then elementary school in Madison, MN. On December 26, 1941, she was united in marriage to Leslie (Doc) A. Holmgren. To this union two daughters were born. After their marriage and during the war years, they lived in Detroit, MI and St. Paul, MN. Upon the unexpected death of her father, they moved back to Madison where she has lived for the rest of her life.
In life, Avis enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was involved in many activities namely; Ladies Aid, Study Club, Bible Study, playing bridge, being with the facility wives, and in her later years traveling.
Avis is survived by her daughters; Barbara Edstrom and husband John Dodds of Umatilla, Florida and Janice (Terry) Ginn of Shoreview, MN; 5 grandsons; Brian Edstrom (Kristine), Andrew Edstrom (Wendy Geving), Matthew Edstrom (Jennifer), Michael Ginn (Hali) and Stephen Ginn (Jolene) 5 great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, 2 great-great grandchildren, 3 nephews and 2 nieces and brother Curtis Pearson of Wayzata, MN. .
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, two brothers.
Blessed be her memory.

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran Cemetery

3304 261st Ave
Louisburg, Minnesota 56256


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