Avis Marie Majkrzak of Thompson, ND went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was 91 years old. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home surrounded by family.
Avis Marie Schreiner was born April 13, 1928 in Mayville, ND the daughter of Andrew and Amelia (Vonesh) Schreiner. She grew up in rural Mayville and attended Lindaas Elementary School and graduated from Mayville High School. After high school, she attended and graduated from Aaker’s Business College. In 1947, Avis met Walter Majkrzak through friends and after nine months of dating, they were married on January 7, 1948 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Thompson.
Avis loved to dance and play piano. While growing up on a farm, Avis learned to love and care for gardens and fields. She worked side-by-side with Walter on their farm and she not only drove trucks and tractors, but also she could cook and bake with the best of them. She was a hard worker that welcomed all who knew her with a smile and open arms. Coffee was always on with a variety of baked goods to go with it.
Her happiest moments were when she was with her sons, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Avis was deeply committed to her church and church family at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Thompson. She cherished the friends she made in Thompson.
Avis is survived by her husband of 71 years, Walter; a daughter, Connie (Marv) Westrom, Stillwater, MN; her sons, Dan (Diane) Majkrzak, Thompson, ND, Dave (Deb) Majkrzak, Detroit Lakes, MN, Bob (Jill) Majkrzak, West Fargo, ND, Larry (Tammy) Majkrzak, Phoenix, AZ, Jeff (Liza) Majkrzak, Orono, MN and a daughter, Lisa (Troy) Lazur, Reynolds, ND. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
Avis was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; her parents, Andrew and Amelia Schreiner; a sister, Irene (Schreiner-Doyle) and a brother, Ray Schreiner.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the St. Jude’s Cemetery Fund, 329 Broadway Thompson, ND 58278 or Hospice of the Red River Valley, 2860 10th Ave. N. #400 Grand Forks, ND 58203.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Thompson, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil service in St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Friday.
Burial: Avis will be laid to rest in the St. Jude’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Thompson, ND.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)