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Mavis Rusch, 82, Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, August 6th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Mavis was born on December 24th, 1938 in Harvey, ND to James and Marian Stafford. On February 25th, 1956, Mavis was joined in marriage to Cameron Rusch of Fessenden, ND. They started their life together in Fessenden before moving to Harvey. Later, they moved to Fargo and eventually to Mesa, AZ where they spent many years before moving back to Fargo to be closer to family. Together, they were blessed with three children, David Rusch, Joel Rusch, and Lori (Rusch) Jahner. Mavis was an incredible cook and homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, and golf. She loved her family and especially adored her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church. She valued her education, and after starting her family, she went back to school. She enjoyed working at Motherhood Maternity and the Fargo Public School District Office. Mavis is survived by her husband Cameron Rusch, Fargo, ND; sons David Rusch and Joel (Karen) Rusch, Fargo, ND; daughter Lori (Tom) Jahner, Colleyville, TX; sisters Jan Neunschwander, Bismarck, ND, and Linda Stafford, Minneapolis, MN; and brothers Randy (Val) Stafford, Owatonna, MN, and Tom (Sharon) Stafford, Carmel, IN; sisters-in-law Cheryl Stafford, and Mary Jo Stafford; grandchildren Bailey (Craig) Keller, Max (Donna) Rusch, Adam (Ashley Hanson) Jahner, and Courtney (Jacob Wickliffe) Jahner; great-grandchildren Easton Keller, Christian Keller, and Jaeden Forbes. She was preceded in death by her father, James Stafford; mother Marian Stafford; brothers Cheta Stafford, Dutch Stafford, Luke Stafford, Ves Stafford, Nip Stafford, and Ardell Stafford; granddaughter Megan Jahner; brother-in-law Joe Neunschwander; and sister-in-law Jean Stafford. Mavis’s family would like to thank Ethos Hospice for their exceptional compassion and loving care for making mom’s last weeks as comfortable as possible.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of this. Mavis was awesome and I have many fond memories of her. Wishing the entire family my condolences.


  2. Cam and family, so sorry to hear of Mavis. We enjoyed many summers at the ball diamonds. She was a joy to be around.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rusch family during this difficult time. May Mavis’s memories bring you peace, support, and strength.

  4. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I used to bowl with Mavis. She was a wonderful lady and an awesome bowler. God bless. Peggy

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