Mavis Theone (Saude) Volk, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Peterson) Saude, was born July 15, 1932, in Barton, North Dakota.She died at the age of 78 years on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at the Trinity Medical Center in Minot, North Dakota.
Mavis was a class of 1950 graduate of Rugby High School and worked in retail for many of the Rugby businesses. She was involved at the Little Flower Catholic School while her children attended and was active in the PTO and served on the school board for several years.She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, its Christian Mothers Confraternity, and the Catholic Daughters of America Rugby Court, which she had served as its Regent and as District Deputy.Mavis’ pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was an avid Panther fan, attending home sporting events when she could, and later would follow the events on the radio.Her hobbies included watching or participating in anything her children or grandchildren were involved in, all kinds of puzzles, and embroidery. While living in Minot this past year, Mavis made many new friends and she and her family greatly appreciated the kindness of Dr. Saffarian, the nursing staff at the Kidney Dialysis Unit and the Trinity Homes staff and residents.Mavis was once married to Casper Volk.
She is survived by eight children; Theone (Wayne) Stevenson, Rugby, David (Ardyce), Rugby, Dale (Cindy), Minot, Eugene (Kristi), Rugby, Ron, Rugby, Linda (Doug) Schneider, Rugby, Marilyn (Mark) Yoder, Rugby, and Bruce (Tricia) of Maple Grove, MN; fourteen grandchildren, Troy (Deanna) Volk, Christopher Volk, Keighly Jo Volk, Jessica (Jesse) Fritz, Dustin (Nichole) Yoder, Sara (Tyler) Halvorson, Danny (Tallie) Schneider, Nathan (Amanda) Yoder, Kendra (Chad) Miller, Eric Stevenson, Austin Yoder, Kelsea Volk, Andrew Strand and Allison Volk; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Luella (Ted) Miller, Rugby, and Dena (Wes) Filler, Garrison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Volk; a sister, Orpha Labbe; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery.
Fr. Tom Graner was the celebrant. Music was provided by Cindy Volk, vocal leader/cantor, and Glenda Mack, organist.
Honor Guard was the Catholic Daughters Rugby Court.
Casketbearers were her grandsons, Troy Volk, Christopher Volk, Eric Stevenson, Andrew Strand, Danny Schneider, Dustin, Nathan and Austin Yoder.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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