AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Evelyn Stassen, of Braham, formerly of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at her home. She was 92 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Lewis Lake Memorial Garden’s Cemetery.
Evelyn Martha Stassen, of Braham, formerly of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at her home. She was 92 years old.
Evelyn was born on January 18, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN to Fred and Orpha (Chase) Burk. The family moved to Britton, SD in 1924 and then back to Minnesota in 1937. Evelyn graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1941. She worked in Minneapolis at Sears and Walgreen Drug for several years.
She met Edward Stassen in 1940 but he was drafted into the Army and sent to Hawaii until 1943 when he returned home. Evelyn and Ed were united in marriage on May 7, 1943 in Fairmont, MN. They lived together in Alabama and Missouri. Ed was sent to the European Theater in July of 1944 and was gone for 15 months. When he returned home, he met his first son, Dean (8 months old). Evelyn and Ed were blessed with 11 more children in the next years. The family moved to the Ogilvie area and Evelyn ran a Daycare for many years. She left the family farm after 50 years, and lived in the Ogilvie apartments for 15 years. Due to declining health, Evelyn spent her final months with her daughter Lisa in Braham.
Evelyn loved to garden and tend to her flowers and she enjoyed feeding and watching the birds. Evelyn enjoyed puzzles, games, and playing cards any chance she would get. In her younger years, she enjoyed sewing and making rugs. She was a longtime member of the Lewis Lake Covenant church, serving countless hours with the ladies aid group. She will be dearly missed.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ed; sons LeRoy and David; grandsons, Jacob Lewis and Lee Stassen; sister Fern Schewe; brothers, Don and Gene Burk; nephews, Brad and Steven Burk.
She is survived by her sons, Dean (Gayle), Vernon (Linda), Michael (Linda), Danny (Debee), Kevin (LeAnn), and Scott (Kellee); daughters, Susan (Larry) Ponto, Jane (Keith) Pierson, Tammy (Joe) Lewis, and Lisa (Ron) Coleman; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; great- great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.