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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Mavis Brandenburg

January 22, 2021

Faribault, MN

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Mavis Ordell Brandenburg (Halverson), age 91 of Faribault, MN passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home following an extended illness surrounded by her family.

Born July 13, 1929 in Severance Township, Sibley County, Minnesota to Leslie W. and Mary (Phillips) Halverson.  Mavis graduated from Janesville High School in 1947.  She attended Hamline Asbury School of Nursing and graduated in 1950 as an R.N.  Mavis worked as both an active and self-employed R.N....

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Robin Yorde

February 19, 2021 11:45 AM

I knew Mavis as my best friend Jeri Lou's mom growing up in the 60's in Marshall, MN. The Brandenburgs lived just the next street over behind us in a really cool two story house with two indoor staircases and a sunroom to boot. Mavis was always working -  doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and raising 6 kids. Jerry traveled a lot for work. In her "spare" time she also worked as a nurse at the hospital in Marshall. I don't know how she did it! She was the real deal, a great lady, and I'm privileged to have known her.
My sincere condolences to all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

kevin matakis

February 17, 2021 10:37 AM

Grandma, you are missed, but your memory lives on and your spirt lives on in each of us. I have an abundance of great memories with you and will carry those with me. What a life to have, 6 kids, 13 grandkids, and 13 going on 14 great grandkids, nursing career, more friends and long term friends that most can think of. We should all be so lucky. I feel very luck to have been able to see you a couple times over the past year and that my kids both got to meet and know you. Alexandra still talks about you and has a lasting memory of you, which is amazing. Growing up we moved a lot, was hard to have a place that felt like home, but your house always felt like coming home. It was warm, full of memories and good conversation. I thank you for always going out of your way to make it feel like coming home and for always being a welcoming when we came. I remember the day we found out we were going to have Mason and I called to tell you that you were going to be a great grandma and you told me "Kevin, I've always been great!"

Though you are missed, you live on in all of us through memory, advice given, lessons learned and I for one will pass down those memories and lessons to my kids, 

Thanks for being a "GREAT" Grandma! Love you. Kevin

Emma Brandenburg

February 11, 2021 8:03 PM

Grandma,
It’s so amazing to read the stories and memories everyone has to share of their time with you. I feel very lucky to have had such an intelligent, witty, and hard-working grandma to have looked up to. I remember having an assignment in nursing school to interview and write a paper about a someone we knew who was a nurse. It gave me a great opportunity to spend some time with you and learn more about your younger years and time spent working as a nurse. Thank you for all of your love and encouragement over the years. You will be missed by me and countless others. 

Andy Matakis

February 11, 2021 1:04 PM

Grandma...Thank you for all of the good memories as a kid; playing whiffle ball in your back yard, getting to stay in the cool room in the attic, and the abundance of food that always made it to your table (since we were growing boys). I will always remember your long talks on the porch and your wisdom. I always appreciated how you would ask about your great grandchildren when we talked on the phone and I am thankful for the time we got to spend with you a few summers ago doing all of the same things I did as a kid. I will never forget being in college and coming to Minnesota to go fishing with my roommate and we stopped to spend time with you. The long "Minnesota goodbye" and getting hit with the newspaper for saying a curse word in front of you. Sorry about that. Thank you for all the memories.

Kelsey matakis

February 6, 2021 9:00 PM

Grandma
I will always remember the comfort you always brought, your sense of humor, always having way to much food in your fridge ( I still refer " looks like grandma's fridge" when I do a good grocery trip) you definitely fed us good, I'll miss the long good byes seeing you wave from the porch even after were down the street. You were stubborn, strong, and smart and I'm so thankful to have been able to look up to and learn from you.

 I love you.
 Kelsey matakis

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