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Mavis Hempeck

Mavis A. Hempeck, 89, of Mountain Lake, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Mountain Lake Good Samaritan Village. Born June 27, 1916, in Windom, she was the daughter of Alfred and Elsie Powell Johnson. She married Emil Hempeck on Jan. 3, 1937, at Trin...

Mavis A. Hempeck, 89, of Mountain Lake, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Mountain Lake Good Samaritan Village.

Born June 27, 1916, in Windom, she was the daughter of Alfred and Elsie Powell Johnson. She married Emil Hempeck on Jan. 3, 1937, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mountain Lake. He died Nov. 15, 1987.

She attended Windom Public Schools, graduating from high school in 1934. She worked in cafes in the area. After marriage, they farmed in the Mountain Lake, Odin and Trimont areas. They retired from farming in 1963 to their home in Butterfield. She worked for Butterfield Produce and Tony Downs in St. James. She retired in 1974. In 1978, they moved into Mountain Lake. After her husband's death, she remained in her home until moving into Laker Apartments. In October 2004, she became a resident of Good Samaritan Village, Mountain Lake. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mountain Lake.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis (Verna) Hempeck, Mountain Lake, Gerald Hempeck, Butterfield, and Stash (Marvin) Hempeck, Hendrum; one daughter, Shirley (John) Carlson, Trimont; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mountain Lake.

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The service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mountain Lake, with the Rev. Robert Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery.

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