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E. Krominga webphotoEvelyn V. Krominga, of Mora, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at St. Clare’s Living Community of Mora.  She was 91 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.  Rev. Dean Oelfke will officiate.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be 1 hr. prior to the service on Friday at the church.

INURNMENT will be in Oakwood cemetery of Mora.

Evelyn Viola Krominga, of Mora, MN, passed away on September 19, 2015 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 91 years old.

Evelyn was born November 6, 1923 in Woden, Iowa to Fredrick and Cornelia (Lutjens) Korte.  She grew up in Woden and Crystal Lake, Iowa; attending Woden grade school and Woden-Crystal lake High School.  The family moved to the family farm north of Woden when Evie was in middle school.

Evelyn couldn’t speak English, only German in her early years.  A neighbor girl, Jean, taught her English.  She and Evelyn stayed in touch until Jean’s death about ten years ago.
After graduation Evelyn met her future husband Raymond Krominga, while roller skating in Titonka, Iowa. She and Raymond were married December 30, 1941 in Titonka, Iowa.  At the same time Raymond was drafted and left for WWII.  Evie lived with Ray’s parents, Riender and Helen Krominga, while he was serving in the military. Four years later, upon Ray’s return, they settled back in Titonka where Ray was an auto mechanic.

Evie and Ray started their family in Titonka when their first child, Marsha, and later a second daughter, Paula were born.  In 1951 they moved to Lakota, Iowa where they started a TV and Radio repair business which later became an electrical contracting business.   Evie worked for the business, was a busy home maker and during this time they had their third child, Terry.  The business thrived and a fourth child, Melanie, was added to the family.

Evie worked many jobs through the years including being an Avon lady.  In 1972 Evie and Ray moved to Mora, Minnesota to begin a new journey and lived together until Ray’s death in 1981.  They were members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.  She is best known for working at Hall Drug in Mora, and senior dining at the Dala House. 

Evie liked spending time with family and friends. She also loved to cook and dance.   She had a great love for music, especially country western.   She and Ray were avid bowlers in their earlier years.  Evie was a beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend to many.  She loved life, had a great sense of humor, and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ray; younger brother Cornelius; sister Lilian Miller; brothers-n-law Glen Miller, Lloyd Miller;  sister in-law Leola Miller; sons in-law David Cushman and Tom Torborg; as well as Raymond’s parents. 

She is survived by her children Marsha (Larry) Patten of Graettinger,  Iowa;  Paula (Ross) Larson of Forest Lake; Terry (Kathy Skramstad) of LeSueur;  Melanie (fiancé Mike Crepeau) of Plymouth;  twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren;  two brothers, Fred Korte Jr. and Jim Korte and their families;  special sister In-law Marilyn Korte; and the families of Glen and Leola Miller and Lloyd and Lillian Miller.

6 thoughts on “EVELYN V. KROMINGA”

  1. I would visit Evelyn through St. Croix Hospice, usually on Mondays. Most times she would be watching the birds with an Amish book in her lap. We would talk about gardening, dancing, cooking, and raising kids. I would read her the newspaper and look for jobs, she didn’t want to be an OTR truck driver ☺. I would also read stories from the Reminisce magazine and she would talk about the old days. I will miss going to see her and her telling me “Goodbye Sweetie.” Prayers to your family and may you feel her hugs

  2. I send prayers for all of the family and esp. dear Melanie. Memories of times with your mom at your home in high school are with me. She was a sweet, fun, and matter of fact lady. Now she is in peace and smiling as the Lord gives her the everlasting life in her new home with Him. Love to all of you.

  3. Oh I have such wonderful memories of Evie! She enjoyed music from Johnny Cash to my Tennessee Ernie Ford cd’s. God bless you all as you celebrate this precious woman’s life. Love you sweetie! See you again!

  4. Evi was a great lady. I enjoyed taking care of her when I was her nurse at St. Clares. She loved reading her Amish books. She always had a good supply of them. She always had something to talk about when I would go into her room to give her her medication. I wish I had been able to get back to see her. I will always remember Evi.

  5. Condolences to all of Evelyn’s family. I remember her from the 60’s in Lakota. She was funny, droll, kind, & proud of her family. May she rest in peace.

  6. She was the Greatest lady, so sorry for your loss. Bless you and your family at this time and and always.I work in the kitchen at mora senior Dining, And had the great pleasure to have known her.

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