Evelyn Brunsvold, 84, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 23, 2006

Evelyn Kathryn Brunsvold, age 84, of Albert Lea, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at Grace Lutheran Church, 918 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, MN, with the Rev. John Henriksen officiating. Burial will be in Somber Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake Mills, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood, Iowa, and one hour prior to service time on Monday at the church.

The family of Evelyn Kathryn Brunsvold has requested that memorial contributions be made to

Somber Lutheran Cemetery, in her memory.

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Evelyn Kathryn Brunsvold was born on March 29, 1922, in Northwood, Iowa, the daughter of Albert W. and Ida (Nieman-Hagen) Ewald. She was baptized and reaffirmed the faith of her baptism through confirmation at Zion Lutheran Church in Northwood. She attended kindergarten through the fifth-grade at the Northwood public school, and sixth- through eighth-grade at a rural Worth County School, graduating from Northwood High School in May of 1940. Evelyn also attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa and later taught in a rural Worth County School for two years.

She was united in marriage to Arnold Brunsvold on June 21, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church in Northwood. Together they lived in rural Northwood, rural Hanlontown, and Forest City, Iowa, and most recently in Albert Lea.

Evelyn worked as a homemaker, waitress, Avon representative, as a driver delivering Winnebago motor homes, as a clerk in the Forest City bakery, as a courier for Kodak film processing, and as a bookkeeper for Arnold’s Windshield repair business.

Evelyn enjoyed reading, dancing, baking, and embroidery work, but her great love and enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Arnold Brunsvold of Albert Lea, her children and grandchildren: Patricia (Bill) Searles of Albert Lea, and their family, Troy, Marnie, Shannon, and Natalie; Travis (Marcia) Brunsvold of Bettendorf, Iowa, and their family, Jesse and Nicole, Marilyn (Dick) Helling of Hudson, Iowa, and their family, Kristopher, Aaron and Melissa, Judy Benson of Forest City, Iowa, and her fianc Rick Becker of Shakopee, Minn., and her daughter, Tiffany, and Gary (Jennifer) Brunsvold of Yukon, Okla., and their children, Morgan and Garrett. Also left to cherish her memory are her great-grandchildren: Taylor, Calli (Troy’s), Samantha, Dylan and Brooke (Marnie’s), Hanna (Natalie’s), and a baby boy due in September (Tiffany’s).

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a daughter who died in infancy, son Larry, grandson Jerimy (Judy’s), and a sister, Irene Gullickson.

Arrangements by Conner Colonial Chapel: (641) 324-1543, www.colonialchapels.com.