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AUSENHUS, Viola Mae 1929 - 2016


Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 12/4/2017 at 17:34:52

Viola M. Ausenhus, 86, of Mason City, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Muse-Norris Inpatient Unit, Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Before that, she lived at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) — Greater Iowa Chapter, at 3580 EP True Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Viola Mae Ausenhus was born Oct. 31, 1929, in rural Joice, Iowa, the daughter of Thor and Olina (Lien) Rinden. She graduated from Lake Mills High school in 1947 before working as an office clerk for J.C. Penney’s for 33 years.

Viola married Norris Ausenhus on June 24, 1950, and had two sons, Dennis and Ralph. Norris passed away at 30 years of age as a result of multiple sclerosis, leaving Vi to raise their sons over the years. Her sons and extended family gave her a tremendous amount of joy and pleasure. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting and music.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church all of her adult life.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dennis (Debra) Ausenhus, Ankeny, IA, and Ralph Ausenhus, Mason City; grandchildren, Brant (Rachel) Ausenhus, Ankeny, IA, Meredith (Nate) Smith, St. Charles, MO, and Alex Ausenhus, Des Moines, IA; great-grandchildren, Ben, Abby, and Mya Ausenhus and Kiley and Brody Smith; a brother, Marvin (Delores) Rinden, Joice, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Viola is preceded in death by her husband, Norris Ausenhus; her parents, Thor and Olina (Lein) Rinden; three brothers, Oscar (Iva) Rinden, Ted (Maxine) Rinden and Art (Lois) Rinden; and three sisters, Thelma (Everett) Trustem, Goodren (Art) Furnace, and Helga (Ingwald) Anderson.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, 641-423-2372, ColonialChapels.com.


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