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Avis V. Karlstad

August 18, 1922 — April 9, 2019

   Avis Viola (Kvernen) Karlstad, 96, of Mayville, ND, died peacefully on April 9, 2019 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND.

   Avis was born on August 18, 1922 to Oscar and Julia (Domier) Kvernen. She was baptized and confirmed at Perry Lutheran Church and attended Primrose #3 school in rural Portland, ND.

   On June 25, 1941, she married Palmer G. Karlstad of rural Hatton, ND.  They farmed west of Hatton prior to moving to a farm north of Mayville in 1946 and continued farming until Palmer's death in September of 1978.  Avis then moved into Mayville and remained in her home until moving to Sun Center East apartments and in April of 2017 became a resident of LMH.

   Avis was active in Beaver Creek, Mayville Lutheran and Our Saviors (Mesa, AZ) Lutheran Churches.  She sang in choirs, participated in WELCA and circles of these churches, Lindaas Homemakers, Lindaas Girls 4-H Club and Sons of Norway, serving all in different capacities.  She loved music, playing guitar, singing, baking, cooking, dancing and playing cards with friends. Besides being a caretaker of parents and children, she worked for a short time in the LMH kitchen and baked "goodies" for SuperValu.

   She is survived by her children: Patty (Arne) Osland, Dennis (Lynn) Karlstad, Dr. Gary (Zo) Karlstad, Marlene (Curt) Almlie, Debra (Vernon) Tomanek; son-in-law: Gary Schieffer; 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

   Avis is preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers: Ardell, Raymond, Duane and Orion; a daughter: Pamela and a grandson: Nicholas.

Visitation:  Will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Luther Memorial Home Chapel in Mayville, ND.

Celebration of Life: 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Luther Memorial Home Chapel in Mayville, ND.

Burial: Will be in the Mayville Cemetery in Mayville, ND.

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