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Mavis Hall

March 29, 1935 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 84)

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Mavis E. Hall, 84, of Fargo died 24 August 2019 at home surrounded by family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.  

Mavis Eileen Holland was born 29 March 1935 to Erling and Lillian (Quam) Holland in Hendrum Township, MN.

She lived with her parents on the E. T. Holland farm until they moved into Hendrum in 1942.  She attended Hendrum High School and Interstate Business College.  On 4 July 1950 she married Irving A. Storsved at Shelly, MN.  They resided in the Hendrum area and had three children. They divorced 1 June 1998.

Mavis was secretary to the superintendent at the Hendrum School from January 1958 through June 1965.  She joined the staff at the Norman County State Bank in Hendrum in June 1965, where she worked for 35 years.  She was treasurer for the City of Hendrum from June 1971 through July 2010.

Mavis was a member of Hendrum Girl Scout Troupe 87, attaining the rank of First Class, and a member of the Hendrum Hustlers 4-H Club.  She chaired the Hendrum-Perley All-School Reunion committee for 15 years and was active in its activities.  She was a member of the Town and Country Homemaker’s Club and served as President of the Hendrum Perley PTA. Mavis was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and its auxiliary in Hendrum and served as chairman of one of its circle groups for five years.

On 25 October 2003 she married Thomas M. Hall at the Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua, IA.  They resided in Fargo, ND.  Tom passed away 5 April 2007.  Mavis joined the First Presbyterian Church of Fargo on 10 October 2004.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, oil painting, and reading.  She particularly enjoyed writing stories about family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Deboraha) Storsved, Brett Storsved, and daughters Vicki English, Kathryn (James) Carpenter, and Debra (Robert) Trousdale; by her grandchildren Chelsea (Brad) Tosto, Cortney (Richard) Galster, JoEllen Harrison, Sean English, Elizabeth and John (Gina) Carpenter, and Tony Trousdale; and by great grandchildren Vincenzo and Tucker Tosto, Richard, Christopher, and Charlotte Galster, Derek and Chase Carpenter, and several nieces and nephews.  She is survived by sister Leone (Dean) Forseth and sister-in-law Beverly Holland.  She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, brother Orris Holland, sister Arlotte (Jack) Harrington, son-in-law Jimmie English, and two granddaughters Jennifer Lee Storsved and Addison Grace Galster.

The family expresses a sincere thank you to Dr. Amit Panwalkar, the staff at Roger Maris Cancer Center and Sanford Broadway Hospital 7th floor Oncology for their excellent care.  But foremost, the family is so grateful to Sharon Joelson for her skillful and dedicated care of our mother during the past two years.


Celebration of Life:  7 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo.

Visitation:  5 to 7 pm Thursday in the funeral Home.

Burial:  11 a.m. Friday, August 30, in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hendrum, MN. 

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August 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Celebration of Life Service
August 29, 2019

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

August 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
321 Main St.
Hendrum, MN 56550

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