February 16, 1931 - January 28, 2022
Mavis Arlene Knight Moon Levsen, 90, died Friday, January 28th, 2022. She died at home, in her sleep, with her loving daughter at her side. A Memorial Service for Marvelous Mavis will be held on Friday, June 24th, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404. She will be laid to rest in Olin Cemetery in Olin, Iowa, immediately following her memorial. Feel free to send flowers; Mavis loved flowers! Mavis was born February 16th, 1931, in New Hampton, Iowa to loving parents, Arnold and Irene (Hiserote) Knight. The oldest of 11 children, Mavis was a graduate of New Hampton High School. She married her high school sweetheart, William Claire Moon in 1949 and had 4 children. Mavis remarried in 1972 to Jay Burton Levsen. They were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Mavis was a loving, devoted wife and cared for Jay until his death on December 5th, 2014. Mavis was employed at Iowa Electric Light and Power Company from 1965 until her retirement in 1986. She started as a keypunch operator and worked her way up the ladder to becoming an accountant in the Treasury Department. After retirement, she started working for Ace Hardware until 2008. Mavis is survived by one son, Jeffrey Paul Moon, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her only daughter, Georgina Rae Moon, of Eugene, Oregon; four stepchildren; Matt, Mark, and Jan Levsen, and Joan Villalpando; three brothers, Richard, Roger, and Dennis Knight; two sisters, Merrilyn Knight and Susan (Knight) Hastings; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jay; an infant son, Steven Claire Moon; her oldest son, William Arnold Moon; two stepchildren, K.C. Levsen and M.E. Zahorik; four brothers, William, Don, Robert, and Harry Knight; and one sister, Carole (Knight) Severin. Mavis wanted all of her loved ones to know, "It was a good life!"
Mavis Arlene Knight Moon Levsen, 90, died Friday, January 28th, 2022. She died at home, in her sleep, with her loving daughter at her side. A Memorial Service for Marvelous Mavis will be held on Friday, June 24th, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Murdoch-Linwood... View Obituary & Service Information
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