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Erma Evenson 1918-2013

Erma Evenson, 94, formerly of Fergus Falls, Minn., died on Jan. 24 at Perham Living.

Erma Gertrude Evenson was born Dec. 26, 1918 to George and Amelia (Becker) Eckhart in Breckenridge, Minn. She attended school in Doran. Erma married Arthur Evenson on April 12, 1939. They farmed in Western and Maine Townships until moving to rural Fergus Falls. Arthur died in 1986 and Erma moved in to Fergus Falls. She worked in various places in Fergus Falls including Rosenblat's for seven years.

Erma enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles and baking for family and friends. She was a longtime member of Tingvold Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aide, making many quilts for missions and charity.

Erma is survived by three children, Joan (Larry) Lange of Perham, Mary (Richard) Hubbard of Green Valley, Ariz., and Gregory (Judy) Evenson of Thief River Falls, Minn.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Bernard of Britton, S.D.; brother, Arthur (Margaret) Eckhart of Fergus Falls; sister-in-law, Doris Langseth of Fergus Falls; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents, George and Amelia Eckhart; four sisters, Martha, Rachel, Alma and Ann; five brothers, Sam, Carl, Albert, George and Richard.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Tingvold Lutheran Church, rural Underwood, Minn., with the Reverend Nancy Monke officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Tingvold Lutheran Cemetery. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, go to