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Mae Gainer

         Mae L. Gainer, 96, formerly of Cavalier and Walhalla, ND passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Fargo, ND. A private family service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held at the Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla, ND.

     Mae L. Anderson was born May 29, 1924 at Walhalla, ND to Ingvald and Gunda Anderson. She grew up in Walhalla and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1942. In June of 1943, she married Harold Gainer at Cavalier, ND. After their marriage, Mae worked as a dental assistant in Walhalla. In 1946, after Harold returned home from the service, they resided in Walhalla and Mae worked as a cook at the Walhalla Public School until the age of 81. In 2006, she moved to Cavalier to be closer to family and in 2019, moved to Fargo, to live with her daughter.

     Mae’s life exemplified her love of God and others. She was an example of hard work, serving, and thankfulness. She was committed to her family and preparing for her eternal home.

     She is survived by her daughters: Linda Williams, Fargo, ND. and Lorna (Wayne) Ratchenski, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Angela Williams, Brent (Jill) Williams, Tara (Chad) Kendall, Bryan (JoEllyn) Ratchenski; great-grandchildren: Madisen Williams; Seth, Ben, Issac, and Ethan Williams; Rhun, Cyrus, Piper, James, and Cade Kendall; Colton and Alyx Ratchenski; sister, Iona Greene.

    Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Harold; granddaughter, Tamara Williams, son-in-law, Rick Williams and siblings: Lloyd, Violet, Earl, June, Adeline, and Ernest.



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Linda, my sympathies to you and your family. Your Mom was a very special lady and your family were the best neighbors.
I especially remember you on May Day, when you would bring a gift and ring the door bell and run away. So special!
Love. Rochelle Benoit Fitzsimonds

Rochelle Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Mae's Family, I remember her most for her famous Rice Krispie Logs that she would be so intent on making for LOAN's Bake Sale & the Faith in Action Bake Sales. I heard someone talking the other night about how delicious her Scotcheroo Bars were when she would make them at the Walhalla School-lots of good comments on how she could cook. May you all find strength through the stories/memories, comfort from those that hug you from a distance and faith that she now rests. Our deepest sympathy, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to all the family. Mae was such a wonderful lady.

Tim and Karen Smith Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy Linda, Lorna, and families. Such a pleasant lady, so happy had the chance to know her and share some good memories. Thinking of you.

Julie Heuchert Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sad at the loss of this fantastic lady. Our deepest sympathy to all Lorna ,Wayne, Linda and all the rest of her family. You have a very special Angel looking out for you in heaven as she did on this earth. Love and hugs to all

Carol Ault Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

Her and Harold were good people. I am sorry your loss.

Allen Vandal Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mae was a great lady! I have very fond memories of being at her house with Lorna. So sorry for you loss!

Joan Danielson Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

Good lady. Our thoughts with you Linda and your family. May you know His comfort in the days ahead.

Ron Truax Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mae was a nice lady always enjoyed visiting with her

Edythe Thom Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

Linda and Lorna so sorry for your loss. Gale and I enjoyed with Harold and Mae went we lived in Walhalla. They were special people.

Judith Watts Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

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