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Mavis Dion


Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Mavis Dion, 67 of Lanesboro, died of ALS on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since January 4, 2012.

Mavis Ann Danielson was born March 29, 1944, in Waukon, Iowa to Hiram and Lillie (Honsey) Danielson. She graduated from Canton High School in Canton, MN, and attended Medical Lab Assistant School in Minneapolis. Mavis worked at Fairview University Hospital for 25 years. She was married to Dennis Dion and later divorced. She had lived in Rural Lanesboro, St. Paul, and back to Lanesboro the last two years. Mavis was active in the Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing, Bobbin Lace, and most of all her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Chris (Emily) Dion of Millville, NJ; Shawn Dion of Portland, OR; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Matthew, and Joshua; five brothers, Carrol (Lois) Danielson of Lanesboro; Gary (Debbie) Danielson of Lanesboro; Ron (Sandy) Danielson of Lanesboro; Dennis (Phyllis) Danielson of Rushford; Michael Danielson of Austin; six sisters, Sharon Mickelson of Harmony; Janet (Dean) Burdick of Chanhassen; Julie (Glen) Jensson of Lanesboro; Helen (Miles) Edmundson of Ramsey; Susie (Walter) Bradley of Lanesboro; Lolly (Doug) Kessel of Lanesboro; and many nieces and nephews. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and a great niece.

Memorials can be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Lanesboro, The ALS Society in Minneapolis, Minn. and Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn.

The funeral for Mavis Dion, was Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery in Rural Canton following the services. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home handled the services.

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