Avis A. Montgomery, 71, of Lake Mills died Thursday, April 7, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center, 227 West Main Street Lake Mills.
There will be no visitation.
Avis Ann Montgomery, the daughter of Frank and Leola (Kollmann) Young, was born August 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 of Lake Mills; seven stepchildren, Heather (Isaac) Pedelty of Albuquerque, NM, Travis (Kendra) Severson of Houston, TX, Peter (Kristy) Montgomery of Lake Mills, Christopher Montgomery of Paragould, AR, Jay (Angela) Montgomery of Monticello, MN, Heidi Brown of Pomeroy and Jon (Tatiana) Montgomery of Mason City; many step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; her sister, Beverly Mannes of Lake Mills; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Young of Hansell and Beverly Young of 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.