Avis R. Erlanson — Wanamingo

Avis R. Erlanson, 86, of Wanamingo, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Wanamingo Lutheran Church, with Pastor Chris Culuris officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, June 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.

Avis Roberta Kyllo was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Goodhue County, to Elmer and Eleanor (nee Brandli) Kyllo. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Wanamingo High School in 1945. On March 27, 1946, she married Luvernon "Vern" Erlanson in Wanamingo; their family included five beautiful children and one ugly one. They made their home in several communities and in 1996 they returned to Wanamingo.

Avis was a member of Wanamingo Lutheran Church where she was active in Bible study and social events. She was also a member of the Granny Basketball team in Wanamingo. Avis especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Avis is survived by five children; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.

Avis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vern; son, Mark; brothers, Palmer, Marvin "Pete", Walton and Orion; sisters, Florence Howie, Shirley Schmitz and an infant sister, Marna.

Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association or Wanamingo Lutheran Church.