Evelyn Sailor, 1931-2014

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Funeral services for Evelyn “Evie” Mae Sailor, 83, of Alden will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Conger. The Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Burial will be at Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Evelyn Sailor

Evelyn Sailor

Evie died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System of Albert Lea.

Evelyn M. Sailor was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Alden, the daughter of Mary (Larson) Nelson. She attended rural school in Alden and then was united in marriage to Arnold (Ole) Sailor on March 20, 1947. Evie worked at various jobs during her working career including Ventura Foods, Banquet Foods, bartender/waitress and at the Alden Hardware Store, along with being a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery and making dish towels for all her children and grandchildren, fishing, gardening, playing Yatzee, “taming her wild cats,” walking and taking bus trips with her sisters. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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Evie is survived by her children Dan Sailor of Albert Lea, Chuck (Dianne) Sailor of Conger, Cheryl Sailor-Hatle of Albert Lea and Kathy Babcock of Albert Lea; grandchildren Todd (Shari) Sailor, Travis (Angie) Sailor, Angela (Josh) Bryand, Timothy (Miranda) Sailor, Ivy Babcock, Shane (Jolene) Babcock, Marcie Sailor and Tom Cartin; great-grandchildren Dane, Cody, Seth, Coltin, Logan, Gage, Shayanne, Payton, Chase, Jayda, Maverick, Sierra, Wyatt, Josie, Laine, Valerie, Keri and Faith; great-great-grandchildren Trent and Jude; sister, Marlene Wiese of Jewel, Iowa; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Sharon Nelson of Deerwood, Lloyd Lewis, Donna Larson and Mildred Sailor; special friend, Daryl Schroeder, of Alden; and several nieces and nephews and her cat, Sandy.

Evie was preceded in death by her mother; husband, Arnold; grandson, Colby Sailor; son-in-law, Greg Hatle; brother, LeRoy Nelson; sister, Harriet Ellegard; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Vernon Ellegard, Lloyd Wiese, Marv (Gladys) Sailor, Ed (Alice) Sailor, Ira (Everald) Sailor, Gerald Sailor, Wayne Sailor, Tim Sailor, Darlene Lewis, Edna (Ben) Woitas, Ethel Bechtel and Wayne Larson.