Maurice Ellsworth Lysne, 88
Maurice Ellsworth Lysne, 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at home.
Maurice was born to Martin and Marvyle (Stokker) Lysne on Aug. 30, 1931. He attended Devereaux School and then attended Albert Lea High School and participated in 4-H and FFA. He graduated in 1949. He went into a partnership with his father on the family farm. He enjoyed the farming lifestyle.
He was united in marriage to Henrietta Waalkens on Feb. 20, 1953. Their union was blessed with five children.
Maurice was a lifelong member of Oakland Lutheran Church, where he served as a deacon, was on the church council and was a member of the Cemetery Board for 21 years. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and on the Hayward Co-op Board of Directors for many years. In life, he enjoyed bowling, pheasant and deer hunting, fishing, reading, watching westerns, traveling and
spending time with family, especially his grandkids and great-grandchildren.
Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Marvyle Lysne; father and mother-in-law, John and Lydia Waalkens; sisters, Doris Wayne, Alice Friedrich and Rachel Lysne; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie (Palmer) Thompson, Edith (Johnny) Guritz, Rebecaa (Charles) Medd and Sarah (Harold) Lunde; sister-in-law, Sal Larson; brothers-in-law, Jerry Skaar and Roger Johnson; uncles, Bennett (Benny) Lysne and Gus Stokker; and other aunts and uncles. Maurice is survived by his wife of 67 years, Henrietta Lysne; children, Mark Lysne of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, Violet (Wayne) Kearns of Bryon, Minnesota, Pam (Ron) Vokoun of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Darwin (Barb) Lysne of Albert Lea and Angela (Gerry) Cecci of Wesley Chapel, Florida; grandchildren, Aaron Kearns, Jason (Tanya Hays) Kearns, Adam (Carrie) Kearns, Tami Vokoun, Theresa Vokoun, Tim Vokoun, Amy (Dayton) Snyder, Dan Lysne and Dustin Goskeson; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Skaar and Ruby Armstrong; brother-in-law, Al Friedrich; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Min (Paul) Westland, Kath (Mike) Heffron, Dawn (Tim) Horst and Lou (Steph) Larson; sister in law, Helen Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held in June 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association or St. Croix Hospice.