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November 8, 1941 – October 30, 2022

Mavis L. Kalk, age 80, formerly of St. Michael passed away on Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at Monticello Care Center in Monticello.  She was born on November 8, 1941 in Cottonwood, Minnesota the daughter of Willard & Lorraine (Welu) Holmberg.

Mavis graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1958 and later graduated from Beauty School.

On April 23, 1960, Mavis Holmberg was joined in holy marriage to Hillard W. “Bill” Kalk.

Through the years, Mavis cleaned houses for people.

She later was employed at the Gift shop at Carlson Towers.

Survived by a daughter: Patti Jo Cohen of Marinette, Wisconsin; a son: Paul W. Kalk of Delano; grandchildren: Maria L. Cohen, Mitchell L. Cohen, Martin L. Cohen and Nicole Spears; siblings: Kari (Donald Burger) Holmberg, Richard (Vickie) Holmberg and Rebecca Sorbel; brother-in-law: Richard Haneca; sister-in-law: Audrey Reich; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, a son Jeffrey Kalk in April of 1965, her parents, by a sister Patricia Haneca and a brother-in-law Kenneth Kalk.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

On-line condolences can be directed to


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michael Dolan

    To the family of Mavis Kalk—

    Deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire family of Mavis Kalk. These are sad and difficult times as we must say goodbye to someone so special in our lives.

    I am a cousin and her Mother, Lorraine, was the oldest sister of my Mother, Evelyn Dorthy Welu Dolan.

    Michael Dolan

  2. Patricia M Dolan

    To Mavis’s family;
    My mother Evelyn Welu was an aunt to Mavis through Bill and Lorraine. As a little girl I remember visiting Mavis from time to time and had such fond memories. Mavis was very special to my mother and she loved her dearly. My mom shared many fond memories of Mavis and we great to love and know her through these memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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