William A. Mavencamp, Maple Lake


William A. Mavencamp, age 88, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at his home in Maple Lake with his family at his side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 30, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.  
William Aloysius Mavencamp was born January 19, 1927, in Maple Lake to Henry and Amelia (Latour) Mavencamp. He graduated from Maple Lake Public Schools with the Class of 1944 and lived his entire life in Maple Lake.  Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War.  On April 14, 1948, he was united in marriage to Eileen Mares at St. Timothy and she preceded him in death in 1999. On January 12, 2001, he married Cecelia (Davis) Pribyl at St. Timothy and she preceded him in death in 2011.  He married Katherine (Granlund) Elsenpeter on July 27, 2011, at St. Timothy. Bill was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake, the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association, Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and the Maple Lake VFW Post 7664.  His love was farming and flying. He also enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Mavencamp; eight children and their spouses, Bill and Bonnie of Maple Lake, Randy and Marie  of Maple Lake, Denise and Cary Kramber of Conyers, GA, Nancy and Curt VanSickle of Fernandina Beach, FL, Joe and Karla of Maple Lake, Pat and Judy of Maple Lake, Janel and Todd Swanson of Daniel Island, SC, and Marcia Evenson and her fiancé, Greg Menth, of Maple Lake; daughter-in-law, Marlene Mavencamp of Maple Lake; 27 grandchildren, Greg, Ted, Jeani, Tammi, Troy, Todd, Jennifer, Eric, Neal, Ryan, Jared, Parker, Mark, Brian, Nick, Donnie, Andy, Scott, Kristi, Doug, Tyler, Alec, Sawyer, Jasonia, Montana, Lorenzo and Shawna; 21 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Shirley Sherrard of St. Cloud, Mary Elliot of Chaska, Pete (Charlene) of Maple Lake, Jack of Oregon, Barbara Koshiol of Clearwater, Kathleen (Tom) Mooney of Maple Lake, and Emily (Ken) Rachel of Maple Lake. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Amelia; spouses, Eileen and Cecelia; son, Michael; grandson, Christopher; great-granddaughter,, Kesha; and sister, Genevieve Arritt.
The pallbearers will be Greg, Ted, Scott, Troy and Mark Mavencamp, Jared VanSickle, Alec Swanson and Neal Kramber.  The Resurrection Choir, Marge Pavlik and Paul Stokman will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.