Avis graduated from Winthrop High School and attended St. Cloud State. She worked five yeas in Mpls. at Blesi-Evans, mechanical engineering. Married Dale Klukas and haa 2 surviving sons, Shad and Josh. Avis worked for Graham’s Shoppers Village, Gaylord, for 17 years as clerical, store manager and buyer. Employed then at TSE, Arlington and finally at the State Farm agency, Gaylord, as a licensed insurance staff member. Refirement is filled with coordinating Meals on Wheels, helping with the 3 yr. old preschoolers at Immanuel Lutheran School and at the church, also whenever a community organization needs help. She really enjoys their granddaughters Gabrielle and Madeline every chance she can.