Darlene Rose Mavis, 85, of Wakefield, Nebraska passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Presbyterian Church in Wakefield, Nebraska; with Pastor Charity Potter officiating. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield, Nebraska.
Darlene was born April 23, 1929 in Lincoln, NE to Jerald and Lucille (Janousek) Hausner. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947. She married Robert E. Mavis on May 23, 1948 in Lincoln, NE. Darlene worked at Elgin Watch Company for many years, the Corner Café and enjoyed selling antiques and collectibles. Darlene was a faithful member of the Wakefield Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder, and a member of the Women’s Group. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid Nebraska Football fan. She enjoyed exercising, shopping for collectables, and square dancing. Darlene liked filling out crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. In the summer, Darlene loved to travel and go camping. Darlene loved this time of the year, especially when she spent it with her family.
Darlene is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Harlan) Waak of Lincoln, NE, Julie (Dale) Paulsen of Norfolk, NE; son, Robert (Linda) Mavis of Oakland, NE; sister; Sheryl (Jerry) Karst of LaGrange, IN; grandchildren, Jeremy Waak, Nathan Waak, Stuart Waak, Nolan Waak, Matthew Paulsen, Christopher Paulsen, Robert Mavis, Steven Mavis, Gwyn Lockett, great granddaughters, Abigail Paulsen, and Lyra Michelle Mavis.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, parents, sister, Geraldine (Dwayne) Carman, and brother, Bobby Hausner.