Mavis Ganje

mavis ganje

Mavis Ganje, age 82, of Fargo, ND, passed away, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family.

Mavis Petsinger was born to Alfred and Helen Petsinger at Rock Lake, ND on February 7, 1931.  As a child, she moved with her parents to Leeds, ND, where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1949.

She married Leonard Ganje on August 12, 1950 at Leeds, ND.  She worked for the K-Mart store in Fargo for over 30 years, retiring in 1994.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leonard; children, Larry (Jane) Ganje; Terry (Becky) Ganje; Jeffrey (Janice) Ganje - all of Fargo; Sheila (Roy) Thompson of Buffalo, ND; and Diana (Ron) Dow of Fargo; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; her brother, Harold of Carrington, ND and sister, Ann of Atascadero, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Doris Horesji.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Dear Becky and Terry –
    My heart is with you. An American Indian proverb that brings me comfort says: “Death is not the putting out the light, but rather the extinguishing of the lamp for the dawn has come.”

    Certainly the dawn has come to someone who has loved her family and her Lord.

    Hugs to you all.

  2. Fargo ND
    So sorry for your loss. We remember all the great times we spent with your family as neighbors! Your mom was great! The Vchulek’s. Kathy Gullickson, Vicki Schmit, J ulie Westbury,John, and Ann Monson

  3. Bismarck ND
    Ganje family,
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Fond memories of Mavis and Lenny from so many years ago as Jim & I spent so much time with the Ganjes. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Deb (Ouellette)

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