Mary Ellen Lavoie, 78, of Tracy, MN passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Tracy United Methodist Church in Tracy. Visitation will be 4-8 PM on Wednesday at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton. Online condolences may be placed at www.almlie-horvath.com. The Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy is caring for the family.
Mary Ellen Mae (Likness) Lavoie was born on April 30, 1938 to Theodore and Mary (Mortland) Likness on the family farm near Lake Wilson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Ellsborough Lutheran Church, rural Balaton, and attended country school. On October 9, 1954, Mary Ellen was united in marriage to Ronald Lavoie. The couple lived and raised their family in the local area where Mary Ellen was a housewife, babysitter, and helped on the family farm. She was also a member of Tracy United Methodist Church.
Mary Ellen enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking, playing cards, embroidery, painting, taking care of children, re doing upholstery, and spending time with her family and friends.
On Friday, September 16, 2016, Mary Ellen passed away at the Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall at the age of 78.
She is survived by her children, Avis Hasert (and Bruce) of Minneota, Bonnie (and Leroy) Goetsch of Bellingham, Brian Lavoie (and Teresa Bautista-Tec) of Tracy, Russell (and Melinda) Lavoie of Gainsville, FL, Maria Lavoie of Madison, Bobbi Lavoie of Tracy, Mark Lavoie of Tracy, Ashley (and Darrell) Allen of Marshall, Alicia Lavoie of Tracy, Kalsey Jones of Tracy and Kaila Jones of Marshall, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Ardith Hoffbeck, Adel Cook, and Karen Barrett, sister-in-law, Pam Likness; and numerous extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, her parents, and one brother, Orvin Likeness.
Blessed be her memory.
Thursday, September 22, 2016