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Mavis J. Gordee, age 84, of Marshfield, died on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Miller Alternative Care in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Marshfield on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Tricia Turner will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10-11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marshfield. Pallbearers will be Mavis' eight grandchildren.
Mavis Jeanette Fohrman was born on March 31, 1928 in March Rapids, WI the daughter of William and Lorna (Pieper) Fohrman. She graduated from Loyal High School and attended cosmetology school in Fond Du Lac following graduation. She was a hairdresser in Greenwood. On May 19, 1951 Mavis and Earl Gordee were united in marriage in Riplinger. The couple farmed west of Greenwood for years where Mavis raised her children and was a homemaker. She later worked in various positions and then became a cook at the Marshfield High School until her retirement in 1990. Mavis enjoyed crafting (especially Macrame') and loved to visit the casino with her friends.
Mavis is survived by her children: Allen Gordee of Poynette, WI, Diane Shuman of Lakewood, WA, Brenda (Robert) Dieringer of Marshfield, WI, her grandchildren: Bradley (Jackie) Gordee of McFarland, WI, Monica (Brandon) Clemens, Poynette, WI, Ryan (Jacklyn) Shuman of Tacoma, WA, Kellie Shuman of Tacoma, WA, Matthew (Tami) Dieringer of Chaska, MN, Keri (Jon) Pankratz of Marshfield, William (Ann) Dieringer of Marshfield and Angela (fiancé Justin Eloranta) Dieringer of Omaha, NE. She is further survived by her nine great-grandchildren: Julia, Anika, Josie, Ashton, Rylan, Ryan, Kayleb, Corbin, Baby Pankratz and her sister: Lucille Miller of Loyal.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl and brother-in-law: Clarence Miller.
Mavis' family would like to thank the staff of Miller Alternative Care for their wonderful care during the past four years, it is greatly appreciated.
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home of Marshfield is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 21, 2013