Mayme Gladys (Zaviska) Rajdl was born on February 24, 1927, on the family farm in Lake Mary Township, Douglas County, Minnesota to Stanley and Mary (Prchal) Zaviska. She attended County School at District 13 in Lake Mary Township through the 8th grade. Mayme worked a short time at Cliff’s Little Grocery Store and also did some waitressing.
Mayme was united in marriage to Harvey J. Rajdl on October 30, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. To this union they were blessed with three daughters, Sharon Kay, Sonya Lane and Jacqueline Hope. The couple farmed on the Rajdl Century Family Farm their entire lives. She was always known to open her home to guests and family members that traveled, always had food to share and opened her heart to everyone who entered her home. Mayme remained in her home until January of 2019 when she moved to Edgewood Vista.
Her garden was her pride and joy, along with her hollyhocks, lawn mowing, and playing whist. Her fishing skills were above compare and could hold her own against her grandsons and great-grandsons. She was known for her classy and unexpected wit. She will always be remembered for her “out of the world kolaches”, her patience and grace...no matter what circumstances she always seemed to be that calming presence. Mayme had many names she answered to including; Wife, Mom, Grandma, Grandma Mayme, “GG” for Great-Grandma, Graham Cracker, Grasshopper, Little Bird, and Kolache Momma!
Mayme died on Monday, May 06, 2019, at Edgewood Vista at the age of 92. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and husband, Duane Tvrdik of Villard, Sonya and husband, Earl Anderson of Alexandria, and Jacqueline and husband Jeffrey Reed of Alexandria; eight grandchildren, Starla and Jason Bultinck, their sons Broderick and Isaack; Dayton and Jennifer Tvrdik and their daughters, Avery and Ally Mae; Terry and Clarissa Anderson, and their children, Gunner and Maggie; Bryan and Chara Anderson and their children, Elise, Hallee, Otto and Owen; Jodi Anderson; Jayme and Elizabeth Anderson and their children, Grayson, Cooper, Keegen and Marah; Sandra and Thomas Youngblom; and Mitchell and Casey Sumstad and their children, Rylee, Mackenzie and Micah; sister-in-law, Lorraine Benesh of Alexandria; nieces and nephews, Bonnie and Curtis Pahan, Joyce and Glenn Dengerud, Ronald and Debra Benesh, Darrel and Janel Benesh and Darlene and Scott Erickson. Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, parents, Stanley and Mary Zaviska, sisters, Marcela Zaviska and Adeline Mrnak; brothers-in-law, Charles Mrnak and John Benesh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019, with Parish Prayers at 4 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
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