Audrey Mehus, 1931-2017

Published 1:00 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

Funeral services for Audrey Dolores Mehus, 86, of Glenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Glenville. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Audrey Mehus

Audrey died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Audrey Dolores Mehus was born July 4, 1931, to Emil and Agnes (Straka) Wolff on the family farm in rural Glenville. She was baptized at home and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Audrey attended country school in Glenville and then graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. She went on to teacher training in Austin. She taught at Country School  No. 77 from 1950-1954. Audrey was united in marriage to Eugene Kenneth Mehus on July 4, 1953, at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Gene and Audrey lived in Glenville all their lives. They moved into their home at the time of her death in 1958. Audrey was a homemaker while raising their four children. She then started working for the Glenville school district as a substitute and tutor for special education and regular education. In 1979, she became head cook, where she worked for 19 years.

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Recently, Audrey enjoyed being involved with the Reader’s Theatre at Glenville Elementary and she was most proud of being the “reading grandma,” where she read books to the students at Glenville-Emmons for 15 years. Gene and Audrey enjoyed traveling, especially on Amtrak, going dancing and clock hunting. Audrey was a lifetime member of Glenville First Lutheran Church, where she was active in First Lutheran Church Women and circle, taught Sunday school, was superintendent and treasurer of the Sunday school and was on the First Lutheran Cemetery board. She was also active with the Glenville Legion Auxiliary.

Audrey enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, quilting at the church, bird watching, keeping up with her family on her iPad and spending time with her special companion, her dog, Lexi. She was devoted to her family, church and community. Blessed be her memory.

Survivors include her sister, Bea Moe; daughters Pat (Bill) Avery and Cindy (Gene) Davis, both of Glenville; sons Doug (Kelly) Mehus of Austin and Scott (Laurie) Mehus of Buffalo City, Wisconsin; grandchildren Jennifer (Allen) Lego, Megan (Tom Jr.) Flatness, Justin (Jaime) Davis, Garrett (Sydney) Davis, Kailey (Garret) Weber, Alyssa (Lyon) Yoo, Aaron Mehus and special friend, Mary Kate Barinka, and Andrew and Kenmund Mehus; great-grandchildren Mya, Jada, Keira and Alexa Lego, Akaylah, Brextyn and Xennyn Flatness, Evie, Blake and Brock Davis, Bo Davis, Adam Weber and Brayden Yoo and great-granddaughter Yoo, who is due in February; sisters and brothers-in- law Darlene Dobberstein, Donna (Dennis) Nelson, Virgil (Helen) Mehus, Ruth Mehus, Marion (Audrey) Mehus and Herbert (Carol Kallberg) Mehus; and many nieces and nephews.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Mehus; parents Emil and Agnes Wolff; in-laws Nels and Inga Mehus; grandson, Adam Paul Davis; great-granddaughter, Rae Ann Davis; sister, Muriel (Chuck) Paulsen; brother, Luverne (Doris) Wolff; brother-in-law, Helmer Moe; sisters and brothers-in-law Irene (George) Gordon, Glen Mehus, Arlo Mehus and Carl Dobberstein; and niece, Cheryl Rehder.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Glenville First Lutheran Cemetery.