Mavis Herman

Mavis Darlene Herman, 84, Luverne, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 2, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

 Mavis Schoeneman was born Sept. 12, 1932, to Jake and Elizabeth (Jonker) Schoeneman on the family farm near Rock Rapids, Iowa. She was baptized at Bethel Reformed Church of rural Ellsworth and was also later confirmed there. Mavis moved with her family to Rock Rapids before starting school. She attended Rock Rapids High School and graduated in 1950. After graduation Mavis worked at Pettengill’s Concrete Lumber until 1952 when she began working at Lyon Rural Electric.

On Nov. 9, 1954, Mavis married Robert Herman at the Bethel Reformed Church. The couple settled in Rock Rapids. They later moved to a farm on Highway 75 and Mavis then stayed home to help Bob on the farm and raise their two daughters. The family moved to a farm near the state line in 1960. Bob died in May of 1976, and Mavis moved to Luverne and worked as a cook with the Luverne High School for twenty years until her retirement in 1996.

She most recently attended the American Reformed Church in Luverne and had been an active member of Stateline Presbyterian Church where she was a Bible School teacher and attended circle. Mavis enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, spending time with her grandchildren, and going out to eat with her friends. She was most known for her Christmas baked goodies and party mix.

Mavis is survived by two daughters, Charmaine Baker, Edina, and Robin (Doug) Heeren, Lead, South Dakota; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tyler, and Ethan Baker, Sierra (Steven) Beardsworth, and Chantel Heeren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four siblings, Dick Schoeneman, Grace DeBeer, Tillie Roskam, and Harvey Schoeneman; and a son-in-law, Doug Baker.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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