Maurine Levisen, 1920-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, May 31, 2015

Funeral services for Maurine M. Levisen will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Gary Harris will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral chapel in Albert Lea, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.

Maurine Levisen

Maurine Levisen

Maurine died at United Hospital in St. Paul on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was 94.

Maurine M. Behle — and her twin sister — were born on Dec. 25, 1920, to Edward C. and Rosetta A. Steele Behle in Armstrong Township. In her younger years, she was very active in

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4-H. She was raised in the Alden area and graduated from Alden High School in 1940.

She was united in marriage to Earl A. Levisen on July 10, 1946, at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. From this union, three children were born.

Maurine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the altar guild, Ladies Aid and various circles. She started working at Woolworth’s Dime Store and later worked at Skinner Chamberlane Department Store, Herberger’s, and The Yarn Shop where she employed her talents in knitting and crocheting. Maurine was a member of the Danish Brotherhood. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening and fishing. In 2009, she moved to Inver Glen Senior Living in Inver Grove Heights, where she sang in the choir, played in the band, volunteered at the preschool, attended bible study and taught knitting classes.

Maurine is survived by her three daughters, Rosemary Lynn Schuman of Hayward, Wisconsin, Karen Levisen of Apple Valley and Julie (Dale) Hammons of Inver Grove Heights; grandchildren Keith Schuman of Rosemount, Kristopher (Rebecca) Gerber of Minneapolis, Nathan Gerber of Minneapolis, Nicole Zeimis of Chicago and Jeremy (Laura) Zeimis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; great-grandchildren Katie and Erin Schuman of Rosemount, Lyle and Otis Gerber of Minneapolis and Parker Zeimis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; brothers-in-law Arnold Levisen and Mike (Pat) Levisen and a sister-in-law, Dolly Levisen, all of Albert Lea; and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Maurine is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; siblings Marie (Paul) Metzger and Harold (Lavon) Behle; son-in-law, Bernie Schuman; and grandson, Kurt Schuman.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and can be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea or Amazing Grace Lutheran Church of Inver Grove Heights.