Audrey Lavonne Pappas, 82, of Mason City, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5 until 7 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Ave. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to the Audrey Pappas Memorial Fund in care of the family.
Audrey was born October 18, 1936 the daughter of Calvin and Elsie (Jodschidt) Young in Mason City, Iowa. She attended Mason City Community Schools and graduated with the class of 1954. On July 18, 1954 Audrey was united in marriage to Alex John Pappas in Mason City. This July Audrey and John would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. To this union three children were born.
Audrey and John really enjoyed going to their cabin in Aitkin, MN on Gun Lake to fish, feed the racoons and for some well deserved peace and quiet. She took great pride in working at Ben Franklin’s, K-Mart and First Citizens Bank. Audrey also became John’s right hand man in the landscape business.
Those thankful for having shared in Audrey’s life include her husband, John; children; Michael (Deb) Pappas, Roxanne Anderson; one sister, Connie (Gene) Phelps; sister in law, Bertie Young; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Jenny, Elizabeth, Audrey, Cassandra, Christopher, Alex, Emily; eleven great grandchildren and one niece, Stephanie Dean.
Mrs. Pappas was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jeffrey Pappas; four sisters, Dorothy Brown, Louise Spoto, Barbara Schmidt, Sandy Dean; two brothers, Calvin and Ronald Young.