Obituary for Mable (Mae) Marie Tirevold

September 21, 1942 - February 24, 2021


Mable (Mae) Marie Tirevold, age 78, passed away February 24, 2021 at her home in Maple Grove, MN where she lived with her husband of 57 years, Lyle. 

Mae was born to Erhardt (Shorty) and Agnes Schuerman in Holloway, MN on September 21, 1942. Mae was the middle child and only daughter. Older brothers were Wayne and Arnie, younger brothers Owen and Wally. Mae grew up on the family farm and attended Holloway high school, meeting Lyle through a mutual friend. 

After graduating with the class of 1960, Mae moved to Minneapolis. She began her working career in general office support. Mae and Lyle married on April 4, 1964 after he returned from serving 22 months in Germany with the US Army. This union produced three children, Doug, Greg and Heidi. Mae enjoyed spending summer weekends with family and friends at Leech Lake resorts and later their cabin on Lake Wabedo. While raising her family, Mae continued her work in office support. Her creative side and love of greeting and talking with people led her to obtain a cosmetology degree and operate her own beauty salon in their Ramsey, MN home. After moving to Maple Grove in 1988, Mae returned to work in office support for Bitterman & Associates followed by Grandview Promotions, until she retired in July 2008. 

During retirement, Mae and Lyle enjoyed spending summers at their cabin, where she gardened, grew flowers and tended to her many tree stumps. She also enjoyed travelling in the winter to warmer climates, finding a favorite location in Apache Junction, AZ where they stayed at RV Parks. Mae had a love for crafting, whether it was ceramics, painting, making jewelry, greeting cards or anything else that caught her eye. 

Mae enjoyed her five grandchildren, Chelsie, Mitch, Kurtis, Zach and Matt. She was also excited to become a great-grandma to Chelsie and Walker’s baby.

Preceded in death by her parents, Erhardt (Shorty) and Agnes Schuerman, siblings Wayne and Arnold Schuerman, and son Douglas Tirevold. Survived by her loving husband, Lyle; children, Greg (Lori) Tirevold, Heidi (Mike) Gandsey; grandchildren, Chelsie (Walker) Vaala, Mitchell and Matthew Gandsey, Kurtis and Zachary Tirevold; siblings, sister-in-law LeAnn Schuerman, Owen (Noreen) Schuerman, and Wally Schuerman.

Funeral Service Information

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