Mavis Onchuck, 84, of Wahpeton, ND passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Visitation will continue on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Mavis Doris Matt was born on January 2, 1934 in Wahpeton, ND to Ludwig and Ella (Gast) Matt. They lived on a farm in Center Township near Wahpeton until her family moved to a dairy farm in Breckenridge, MN. She attended school in Breckenridge and graduated from Breckenridge High School.
Mavis was united in marriage to Willard Onchuck on May 6, 1951 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. The couple were married for 66 years. During those 66 years, they raised their five children on a farm West of Wahpeton. Mavis passionately devoted her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother to her loving husband and family. She took great pride in the farm that they built and her gardens and flowers that bloomed with love. Mavis also spent time volunteering at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton.
Mavis is survived by her five children, Mae (Delwayne) Hoefs, Wahpeton, Susan (Rick) Stubson, Colfax, ND, Tammy (Gary) Bernhardt, Milnor, ND, Kevin Onchuck, Wahpeton, and Dan (Stacie) Onchuck, Wahpeton; nine grandchildren, Neil (Sheena) Hoefs, Ryan (Stephanie) Hoefs, Heather (Shiloh) Becher, Missy (Chris) Daniele, Casey (Angie) Rysavy, Brooke Rysavy (Kellen Decker), Tanya (Trevar) Schweitzer, and Addie and Brody Onchuck; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Arlene Krueger; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Onchuck; a sister, Dorothy Johnson; brothers-in-law, Gerald Onchuck, Hans Lenz, Louis Krueger, and Alfred Johnson; sisters-in-law, Edna Onchuck and Maria Lenz; and two grandchildren.