Avis C. McKenzie

April 11, 1931 Ė Aug. 3, 2010

Avis C. McKenzie of North Prairie entered Godís kingdom at her residence surrounded by her family Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. She was 79.

Avis was born in Hannibal on April 11, 1931, the daughter of Robert and Ivan (nee Williams) Morris.

She was a graduate of Waukesha High School.

In 1949, she married John "Bill" McKenzie at North Prairie United Methodist Church.

Avis, along with her husband, Bill, owned Billís Service in North Prairie. She was a member of the North Prairie Fire Department Womenís Auxiliary, a former bus driver for Dousman Transport and a member and reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist-Waukesha.

She was the beloved wife of John "Bill"; loving mother of Terry (Brenda), Jane (Mark) Boebel, Jean (Jerry) Pierzchalski, Lori (Brett) Hilmer and Tracy (Steven) Bodnaruk; cherished grandma of Jeff, Jackie, Jarrod, Cassy, Corey, Zachary, Heather, Rebecca, Faith, Lauren and MacKenzie; dearest great-grandma of Jackson, Adison, Emerson, Torri and Kylie; and the fond sister of Dale (Colleen) Morris. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lynn Reddick; and a brother, Arley Morris.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Aug. 6, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. The Rev. Bonnie Bell and Pat Nordentoft will be the officiants. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at North Prairie Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First Church of Christ Scientist, 600 Maple Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, please call 363-7126 or visit online at