Service


Date:

November 30, 2019

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church

Address:

Dysart, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Overton Funeral Home, Dysart

Visitation


Date:

November 29, 2019

Start Time:

4:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church

Address:

Dysart, Iowa

Mary Ann Kavalier

Mary Ann Louise Kavalier was born on October 26, 1928, at the family home in Dysart, the daughter of John and Linda (Fisher) Helm. Mary Ann grew up in Dysart and graduated from Dysart High School in 1946.  She then attended AIB.  On September 18, 1949, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” E. Kavalier Sr.  Mary Ann and Dick purchased Helm Implement from her parents and renamed it Kavalier Implement Inc.  The couple ran the business together until they retired in 1996.  Dick died on August 17, 2000.  Mary Ann was a ribbon winner at the Iowa State Fair in cross-stich.  She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  Mary Ann made all kinds of handiwork for her family and friends. Mary Ann and Dick also looked forward to wintering in Florida in their RV.  She was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church.  Mary Ann died at the age of 91 on November 24, 2019, at Stanard Assisted Living in Cedar Falls.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Richard E. Kavalier Jr.  Mary Ann is survived by two sons, Randall (Deb) Kavalier of Pleasant Hill and Rodney (Mary Jo) Kavalier of Dysart; a daughter, Roxanne (John) Topliff of Waterloo; a daughter in law, Donna Kavalier of Dysart; 8 grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Austin, Michael (Kelly), Ryan, Kristin, Sarah, and Jenna (Ty); and 8 great grandchildren, Addison, Finleigh, Paisley, Cole, Grant, Roscoe, Ames, and Josephine.

The burial will be in Dysart Cemetery.

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