|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1927|
Red Lake County
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2012|
Thief River Falls
Mavis Evelina Burman was born on the family farm in Equality Township, Red Lake County, MN the daughter of Axel and Bertha (Nelson) Burman. She was baptized and confirmed at Clearwater Lutheran Church in rural Oklee, MN. Mavis attended country school in Equality Township and graduated from Oklee High School in 1946. Mavis went to work in Bemidji, MN as a nurse's aide and later as a waitress in Thief River Falls, MN.
On August 23, 1947, Mavis was united in marriage to Arlie Brekke at Clearwater Lutheran Church, rural Oklee, MN. They made their home on a farm next to the Clearwater Lutheran Church where they raised their five children, Randy, Renae, Bobby, Dale and Arlen. Mavis farmed with Arlie small grains, dairy cattle, various farm animals and she put up the nicest hay stacks.
Mavis worked a short time for Oklee Manufacturing and went back to school in Thief River Falls and graduated with her LPN degree in 1968. She worked as an LPN at the Fosston Hospital for 30 years until her retirement. The family moved to Fosston, MN in 1968 and spent the winters in Fosston and summers at the family farm.
Mavis enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, flowers, crocheting, embroidering, knitting, and quilting until her failing eyesight kept her from doing the things she loved. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, Arlie; brother, Marvin and his wife, Ina, and her lady friends. She went to Norway, Alaska, and many other states. Mavis liked to play cards and loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the Clearwater Lutheran Church where she served as president, secretary, treasurer of the Ladies Aide; and taught Sunday school for many years. Mavis has resided at the Thief River Care Center since December of 2004. She served as the only president of the resident council at the nursing home until resigning last week.
Arlie Marvin Brekke (1914 - 1986)
Clearwater Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Red Lake County
Created by: Mary Neste
Record added: Oct 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98350064