Mavis L. Woods, age 86, of Winthrop passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be Monday, May 11th, 10:30 A.M. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Winthrop with interment in Swedish Methodist Cemetery, rural Lafayette.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Sunday, May 10th, from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Winthrop. Gathering of Family and Friends will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Arrangements are with the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop.
Mavis Lenore (Muller) Woods was born at the home of her parents on October 16, 1928, in Newark, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Otis and Mildred (Newbold) Muller. Mavis was baptized and confirmed as a youth at the Methodist Church in Minden, Nebraska. She grew up on a rural farm and received her education in rural Kearney County, Nebraska, and later New Ulm, Minnesota. She was a graduate of the class of 1946 at New Ulm High School.
On June 2, 1951, Mavis was united in marriage to Marion Woods at the New Ulm Methodist Church in New Ulm. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Nicollet and Sibley Counties. They were blessed with six children and shared 63 years of marriage before Marion’s passing in November, 2014.
Mavis helped on the family farm and with their trucking business, Rainbow Trucking. Later in life, she became a secretary for Winthrop Elementary School and got her truck driving license so that she and Marion could spend time together after the children had graduated.
Mavis enjoyed time with her sisters, family, and friends in her prayer, bible study, and cards groups. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother and attended many of the school athletics and activities of her grandchildren. Mavis also liked gardening and music, especially Big Band and Christian music. Mavis was very involved in the Evangelical Covenant Church and valued her faith in God, trusting in the Lord to be our provider, guide, and counselor.
Mavis was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband until she needed special assistance with her daily care and became a resident of the Winthrop Care Center and later Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. She passed away there on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the age of 86 years. Blessed be her memory.
Mavis is survived by her:
Children, Sandra Zamzow and her husband, Bob of Winthrop, MN,
Craig Woods and his wife, Betty of Pantego, TX,
Patrice Hamble and her husband, Wayne of Gibbon, MN,
Keith Woods and his wife, Mariel of Granite Falls, MN,
Mary Woods of Brownton, MN, and
Cheryl Glaeser and her husband, Tom of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Jason Woods, Jay Anderson and his wife, Kim; Jesse Zamzow and his wife, Melanie; Cherish (Woods) Cuthbertson and her husband, Casey; Jon Zamzow; Jody (Anderson) Smedley and her husband, Aaron; Amy (Glaeser) Hedtke and her husband, Kyle; Brian Glaeser; Alicia (Hamble) Gomez and her husband, Sam; Scott Glaeser; Kelsey Hamble; Alec Woods; and Emma Woods;
Siblings Sharon (Muller) Hulke; Vreela (Muller) Nelson; Connie (Muller) Hatch;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mavis was preceded in death by her Husband, Marion; her Parents, Otis and Mildred (Newbold) Muller; Grandchild, Heidi Zamzow.