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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Fern M. Avoles

  • Fern M. Avoles, 94, died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Granite Falls Manor in Granite Falls. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul, with visitation one hour before the service. Fern and her twin sister, LaVerne, were born to Alma and Charles ...
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  • Fern M. Avoles, 94, died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Granite Falls Manor in Granite Falls.
    Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul, with visitation one hour before the service.
    Fern and her twin sister, LaVerne, were born to Alma and Charles Britz on April 7, 1919 at Almelund, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund. Fern married Anthony Walter Avoles on November 8, 1941 at Our Savior's Lutheran Parsonage in St. Paul. They made their home in St. Paul. Fern and Walt had three children: Rita, Charles and Debra. Fern was a wonderful homemaker and mother; and she enjoyed working in the office of their plumbing business for a few years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, as well being on the altar guild for many years. She and Walt enjoyed dancing to Old Time music, especially the polka. She always loved music, and she also took some piano lessons from Rita later in her life.
    Fern is survived by her children: Rita (Bob) Knuston, and Charles (Marge) Avoles; grandchildren: Rebecca (Wayne) Herrmann, Robyn (Keith) Leverton, Randy (Jill) Knutson, Peter (Katy) Avoles and Tony Avoles; great grandchildren: Roger, Sam, Veronica, Alex, Nathan, Randy Jr., Vanessa, Zak, Reese and Piper.
    Fern was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and sisters, her husband Walt in 2005, daughter Debra in 2012 and grandson Nick in 2006.
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