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Alvina Schefers, 94

Alvina Schefers of Kimball died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. She was 94.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson and Fr. Eberhard Schefers celebrating Mass. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Alvina Jane Schefers was born March 22, 1918, in Kimball to George and Edna (Guptill) Lawler. She was united in marriage to Alois Schefers in St. Martin Jan. 10, 1941; he preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the Kimball American Legion Auxiliary Post 261. Alvina loved life and enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cribbage, and going to Texas in the motor home. She was very caring, and she loved when friends stopped in; no one ever left her house hungry.

Alvina was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alois; son Marlin; siblings Roseann, Justin and Ambrose Lawler; and grandsons Aaron Kelsey and Troy Schefers.

She is survived by her children Allen (and Judy) Schefers of Wayzata, Marcy (and Larry) Kelsey of Sauk Rapids, and Bonnie (and Doug) Sith of Shakopee; sister Gladys Spaulding of Kimball; grandchildren Chad Walberg, Tanya Sop, Kiley Schefers, and Lonny Kelsey; great-grandchildren Jake, Spencer, Kelsey, Emily, Alexa, Adrienne, Erika and Brandon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lonny Kelsey, Tanya Sop, Kiley Schefers, Tom Schefers, Tom Ehlinger, and Terry Fritoial. Stan Welle, Jerry Bierschbach, and Marcie Givens will provide music for the service.

A special "thank you" to the Quiet Oaks Hospice Home for their wonderful care.