Mavis (Mitchell) Askland was born September 25, 1927 to William and Anna Mitchell, at a farm home in Erie, ND. Dr. James was the doctor. She passed into the arms of her savior at home on Friday, April 3, 2015. Her folks taught her the “Love of the Lord”.
Mavis went to country school at Muskada, MN. She graduated from Glyndon High School in 1945. She attended Fargo Business College, worked for Dakota Colleries Co/North Dakota Lignite Co. for 10 years. Mavis and Tom Askland were married April 2, 1957 (Skipping April Fools Day). Mavis was an avid bridge player. Her favorite quote was, “Go with the flow.”
Mavis was preceded in death by parents (William and Anna Mitchell), brothers (Russell and Gerald), and sisters (Gloria and Lois). She is survived by her husband, Tom; her sister, Janis (Pierre, SD); two daughters, Linda Semanko (Murray)-Fargo, Nancy Fischer (Bryan)-West Fargo. Two grandchildren, Lauren Semanko (Bozeman, MT), and Cole Semanko(Fargo).