Eva Caroline (Ramey) Chrisinger, 85

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 4, 2004

Eva Caroline (Ramey) Chrisinger, 85, died peacefully, Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

Eva was born to Everett and Jessie (Norske) Ramey on April 14, 1918, at Provost, Alberta, Canada.

As a child, she moved with her family to Swatara, in 1924, where she attended Swatara School, then graduated from Aitkin High School in 1937. Eva and Harold were married Aug. 21, 1936, in Aitkin.

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They lived in Palisade for a time, where she worked as a telephone operator. They also lived in Calumet and Albert Lea, where she worked for the Albert Lea Credit Bureau and for 12 years at Naeve Hospital.

During this time, Eva and Harold took in several foster children. She retired in 1967, and in 1976, the couple moved back to the Aitkin area, to their place on Thornton Lake. They later moved into town.

Eva was a member of the Methodist Church in Swatara and Albert Lea, the Naeve Hospital Association and the Aitkin VFW Auxiliary.

As an accomplished and avid quilter, Eva delighted in making quilts for her children and grandchildren. They all have several &uot;grandma quilts&uot; to treasure for years and years to come. Many of her quilts have also found homes in several other states around the country as well. She will also be remembered for her beautiful knitting, crocheting and embroidery.

She was a diehard Twins fan, loved her trips to the casino, and also loved gardening, cooking , her home and family.

Eva will be loved and sadly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Jan Chrisinger, of Brainerd, and daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Herb Ohm of West Lafayette, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. We are all so very sorry she died, but so very, very happy she lived.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold, of 63 years, in 2000; and her parents.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, with the Rev. Rick Perry officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. A private family burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby at a later date.