Lois Evenson, 84, Freeborn

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lois Ann Evenson, 84, of Freeborn, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ in Freeborn with the Rev. Cherie Daniel officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be at a later date in the Freeborn Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.


Lois Ann Evenson was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Carl B. and Marie S. (Lutteke). On June 22, 1951, she was united in marriage to Galen H. Evenson in Freeborn.

Lois worked in the area, including the Oak View Golf Course in Freeborn and the Millhouse Bar. In her early years, she had worked at the family-owned mink farm. Lois was a member of the Freeborn Congregational UCC Church and a night circle member. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing and Polka Club, and wintering in Florida for 35 years.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Galen in 2010.