Evelyn Vollum, 90, Albert Lea

Published 9:06 am Monday, November 22, 2010

Funeral services for Evelyn M. (Dorn) Vollum of Albert Lea will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel. The Rev. Matthew Griggs will officiate. Friends may call from noon until the time of service on Tuesday.


Evelyn M (Dorn) Vollum, 90, of Albert Lea, died Nov. 19, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Austin, to Raymond “Honey” and Alice (Bendickson) Dorn. She was married in 1942 to Lt. John H. Nelson, KIA WWII, Guam. She was later married for 56 years to the late Orville M. Vollum of Albert Lea.

She is survived by children: Don Nelson (Diane) of Valparaiso, Ind., Charles E. Vollum of Albert Lea, and Marcia Stoos (David) of Naperville, Ill.; four grandchildren: Jay Nelson of Breckenridge, Colo., Drew Nelson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Cheyene Vollum of South Ogden, Utah, and Laura Kellerof Lakeville; one great-granddaughter, Makenzie Keller, the recent light of her life; sisters-in-law: Jeanette (Robert) Mortenson of Albert Lea, Elaine (George) Reed of Annapolis, Md., Dr. Muriel “Mimi” Vollum of Charlotte, N.C., and Phylis (Wilbbur) Minkel of Mankato.

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She was proceeded in death by her parents and brother Donald Dorn of Austin.

She moved from Austin to the farm near Lerdal with Orville in 1948 and embraced the new lifestyle. The focus of Evie’s life was always being a loving, caring and devoted wife and mother to her family and extended family. She loved the family lake home built by her parents near Elysian where she hosted many family functions. She was a member of the East Freeborn Ladies Aid, Quilting Club and along with Orv help found the Albert Lea Art Center. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery Fund, 23758 785th Ave. Albert Lea, MN 56007.