Galen Evenson, 93, Freeborn

Published 1:26 pm Saturday, August 14, 2010

Galen Howard Evenson, age 93, of Freeborn, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ in Freeborn. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Rev. Cherie Daniel is officiating and burial will be in Freeborn Cemetery at a later date. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements.

Galen Evenson

Galen was born July 30, 1917, in rural Freeborn, the son of Clarence and Mabel (Halvorson) Evenson. On June 22, 1951, he married Lois Petersen in Freeborn.

Galen was a member of the Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ, polka club, horseshoe league and for seven years he was a member of the Freeborn Fire Department. He also owned and operated a mink farm for 35 years. For about 30 years, Galen and Lois enjoyed wintering in Florida.

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Galen is survived by his wife, Lois Evenson of Freeborn; two sons, Allan (Kathy) Evenson of Hartland, Mark (Sue) Evenson of Alden; five grandchildren, Adam (Jodi) Evenson, Aaron (Angie) Evenson, Rhonda (Steve) Haglund, Kelly (Glenn) Snyder, Darcy (Troy) Newman; eight great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Snyder, Kyle Haglund, Kayla Haglund, Miranda Snyder, Kelsey Newman, Carter Newman, Brayden Evenson, Ethan Evenson; siblings, Ruth Ludwig, Donald Evenson, Frank Evenson, Janice Orth; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Merlyn and Ruth Petersen of Waseca.

He was preceded in death by his sister Charlotte; brothers, Irvin and Clair; a sister and brother, Margaret and Marvin in infancy.