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Mavis L. Reierson

August 14, 1924 - August 13, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo.


Memory Gardens, Valley City N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Mavis L. Reierson

August 14, 1924 - August 13, 2013


Mavis Reierson of Fargo died at Edgewood Vista in Fargo, ND on August 13, 2013.  

Mavis was born to CK (Eddie) and Edna (Johnson) Butts in Maddock, ND on August 14, 1924 as the oldest of 6 children.  Mavis graduated from Leeds High School.  She attended Business School before working at medical clinics and county courthouses in Hillsboro and Devils Lake.  Mavis married Robert “Bud” Reierson on October 18, 1945 in Devils Lake. They had 4 children and moved to Tower City, ND in 1962. Mavis and Bud ran the Tower City Truck Stop and the Tower City Motel where she assisted with the bookkeeping and many other tasks that the businesses required. 

Mavis was proud of being a lifelong North Dakota resident where she was a Cub Scout leader, active in leading Homemakers, Bible study, church women’s groups and was a Sunday school teacher.   She loved crocheting and due to her handiwork, many decorations were made for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Tree for her favorite holiday, Christmas. She was always giving to others and loved to have people over for dinners.  Mavis was an Arizona snowbird where she became an accomplished and prolific painter. She also spent a large amount of time at the family cabin on Lake Ashtabula. Mavis was an amazing woman who traveled to several other countries, taught her kids how to camp and was always looking forward. 

The family of Mavis would like to thank the staff of Edgewood Vista and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassionate care. Memorials preferred to the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 4200 19th Ave S., Fargo ND 58103.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, brother Marvin Butts, and husbands; Robert Reierson, who passed away in 1979, Lyle Cross who passed away in 1992 and Orris Forde who passed away in 2010. 

She is survived by her four children and their families; children; Robert and Lana Reierson, Tower City, ND, Gail Reierson and Lynn Wolff, Fargo, ND, Kent and Lois Reierson, Williston, ND, Lee and Diane Reierson, Fargo, ND, grandchildren; Keith (Shawna), Kimberly, Nathan, Kimberly (David), Samuel, Sarah (Peter), Rachel, Joseph, Nancy, Jacob (Lisa) and Sara,  6 great-grandchildren, siblings; Bud (Donna) Butts, Joan Neirby, Duane (Barbara) Butts and Erlys Nordberg. 


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  1. Lorna Holzwarth says:

    West Fargo NdTo our friends, the Reierson family, our families have been friends for a long time. Our fathers and their sons did many scouting events together and our families had many family nights together. The first time I had pancakes with whipped cream and chocolate syrup was at your house. I loved your mothers smile and she would always have this precious laugh when she would talk, I will always remember that, she was a beautiful lady inside and out. Now our parents are together in heaven. I have been praying for all of you and i am thinking of you all and sending you my love, Lorna Holzwarth

  2. Janice Butts says:

    Hello Gail,
    I’m trying to get things covered here at the office so I can leave town tomorrow and get up there for the service Friday. I’m thinking of you, Lee, Kent and Bobby. It’s such a difficult time. Try to get some rest.

  3. Betty Bierdeman says:

    Fargo ND
    Gail, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and love to you and your family.

  4. Tom Berg says:

    Rapid City South DakotaI have such fond memories of your mother. I am thinking of all of you and I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Kathy says:


    I know how hard it is to part with a Mom
    who was such a big part of your everyday life. You have my prayers over the next few days may you be strengthened by faith and consoled by the memories that you share with your family.

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