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Monday March 8th, 2021
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Memorial Service

Monday March 8th, 2021

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Mavis Laverna Chaloner

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Monday, March 8 at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Rose officiating.  Interment will be in Fort Snelling, at a later date. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the memorial service. All COVID-19 guidelines and precautions will be followed. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Mavis Laverna Chaloner, age 73, of Albert Lea, MN passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Mavis was born on February 15, 1948 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the daughter of Lyle and Laverna (Yost) Greenfield. 

Mavis enjoyed reading books, evening phone calls with her brother, dinners out with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by two sons, Darren (Julie) Chaloner of Bloomington, and Devin (Sheryl) Chaloner of Stewartville, a stepson, Chris Chaloner of West Helena, AR, six grandchildren: Damian Chaloner, Donovan Chaloner, Allison Johnson, Nolan Chaloner, Marcus Johnson and Wyatt Chaloner;  her brother, Lynn (Jean) Greenfield of Alden and many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles: Lester and Ruth Greenfield, Gertrude and Ernest Hensche and Adolf Greenfield; husband, Philip Chaloner;  fiancé, Kenneth Puser;  and her brother, Warren Greenfield.

Mavis’ grandchildren will serve as honorary urn bearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


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My heart was saddened by the death of Mavis. I have so many fond of memories of Mavis. We have been friends from our toddler days through our golden years. Her Christmas card was always the first card to arrive in my mailbox. Mavis and I started country school together in a class of 3 students. Our families spent many years celebrating the 4th of July and New Year's Eve together. Most of the time we spent trying to find a way not to eat the oyster stew. I wonder how many hours we spent riding the bus together after the consolidation with Alden. We lived through 2nd grade with Mrs. Endell.
Mavis has left me with wonderful memories. I hope the memories that the family has of Mavis bring them great love.

Karen Fischer Nelson Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

To the Family of Mavis
May it comfort you to know that many caring thoughts are with you
and your family..
Our Sympathy to you...


Mark and Cindy Peterson Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM