Oswald Evenson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 11, 2009

Funeral services for Oswald S. “Ozzie” Evenson, 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in the LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery, rural New Richland, with military honors accorded by area servicemen’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ozzie died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his home.
Oswald Sunde Evenson was born on Feb. 17, 1919, in New Richland, the son of Oscar and Ella (Sunde) Evenson. Ozzie grew up in New Richland where he attended country school and received his GED from the New Richland High School after his military service. On Sept. 11, 1942, Ozzie was united in marriage to Marjorie Jean Foels at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New Richland. They have been married for 66 years. Ozzie entered the U.S. Army in 1942. He served in the Philippines and in Japan during World War II. Ozzie was discharged in 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant. Ozzie worked as a salesman for the Wilson Beemer Supply Company and as a sales manager for the Culligan Soft Water Company, retiring in 1981. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church for 62 years, where he had been a member of the church council and an usher.  He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Ozzie enjoyed being with his family, sports, politics, playing cards, word puzzles, and walking.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of Albert Lea; children: Susan Williams of Minneapolis, Diane (Kimber Page) Evenson of Minneapolis, Julie (Dale) Erickson of Columbus and Craig (Margaret) Evenson of Northfield; grandchildren: Garret (Alison) Williams of Los Angeles, Theodore Erickson of Columbus, and Katrina (Andrew) Bundermann of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two great-grandchildren: Lila Sophia and Vivian Sunde Williams, both of Los Angeles; sisters: Helen Mork of Albert Lea, Lenore (Bob) Johnson of Shakopee and Lois Wasmoen of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Lola Mae Breilein of Grand Ledge, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved.
Ozzie was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Stuart (Dorothy) Evenson; sister, Margaret (George) Ellis; and brothers-in-law: Alvin Mork, Dick Wasmoen and Don Breilein.

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