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Elizabeth S. McMahon


Elizabeth S. McMahon, 97, of Two Harbors, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors.

She was born Dec. 25, 1916, to Sven and Hannah Nelson in Duluth, where she grew up and graduated from Central High School. Elizabeth married Mathew P. McMahon on July 6, 1940, in Duluth. They moved to Two Harbors in 1946, where they raised their family. Elizabeth worked for Lake View Memorial Hospital as an insurance claims representative for many years and worked various other jobs in town. She was an active member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and was a longtime member of the women’s bowling league. Elizabeth enjoyed getting her hair done, and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Elizabeth is preceded death by her parents, husband Mathew in 2008; and 4 brothers, Lennart, Harold, Holger, and Ralph.

She is survived by her sons, Peter (Phyllis) of Brooklyn Park and Steven of Two Harbors; grandchildren, Craig (Cynthia), Paul (Kelsie), and Brian (Amy) McMahon, Laura (Joe) Peterson, and Amy (Roger) Coombs; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Ecumen Scenic Shores for the excellent care they gave Elizabeth.

Visitation: From 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.