Avis A. Montgomery
Avis A. Montgomery, 71, Lake Mills, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit, Mason City. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Truman Helgeson Civic Center, Lake Mills. There will be no visitation. Major Erickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Avis Ann Montgomery, the daughter of Frank and Leola (Kollmann) Young, was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Charles City. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1968 and Wartburg College in 1972 with a teaching degree.
After graduation, Avis moved to Lake Mills. She worked at Fleetguard in Lake Mills for 38 years.
On July 20, 1991, she was married to Vaughn Severson. Vaughn passed away in 1996.
On May 28, 1998, she was married to James “Jim” Montgomery at his farm in rural Manly. They made their home in Lake Mills.
Avis enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles.
Avis is survived by her husband, Jim, Lake Mills; seven stepchildren: Heather (Isaac) Pedelty, Albuquerque, N.M.; Travis (Kendra) Severson, Houston, Texas; Peter (Kristy) Montgomery, Lake Mills; Christopher Montgomery, Paragould, Ark.; Jay (Angela) Montgomery, Monticello, Minn.; Heidi Brown, Pomeroy; and Jon (Tatiana) Montgomery, Mason City; many step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Beverly Mannes, Lake Mills; two sisters-in-law: JoAnn Young, Hansell; and Beverly Young, Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Vaughn Severson; her sister, Ellen Young; two brothers, Roger and Richard Young; a brother-in-law, Robert Mannes; and a niece, Anna Mannes.