Akkerman-Ingebrand • Mora, MN

Rock-Ingebrand • Braham, MN

Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



Evelyn Splittstoesser, of Braham, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.  She was 74 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Braham Event Center.

VISITATION will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service on Friday at the Braham Event Center.

INTERMENT will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Braham

On February 16, 1945 in Little Falls Minnesota, Evelyn I. Splittstoesser was born the 11th of 15 children, to Frank and Katherine Seelen. Evie passed away peacefully, Friday, March 15, 2019 at North Memorial Medical Center. She was 74 years old.

In the fall of 1963, Evie married Ronald Splittstoesser and began their life together. Evie and Ron started their small family in the Twin Cities, with the birth of their first daughter Teri, second daughter Beth, and third daughter Wendy. In 1974 the family moved to rural Braham MN where they cleared their land and built their home, raised their family, and shared for another 45 years.

Evie was never one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by. She was not only in the game she was the life of the party. In her earlier days, Evie loved playing softball with the gals from Dalbo, was a leader of the Day Busy Bees 4H Club. Later she enjoyed white water rafting, hunting, fishing, trapping gophers, volunteered her time walking horses for special needs youth, dancing (especially polkas), and a trip to the casino every now and then.

She loved to travel with family to see family, including trips to religious site in the Midwest, the 7-sister Las Vegas trip, trips to California, Texas, Colorado, Michigan, Florida, and anywhere the road would take her to be with the ones she loved.

Evie was a gifted artist, she could sew anything from just looking at a picture (including a wedding dress), a talented painter, she also made many wedding cakes for her nieces and nephews weddings and taught her 3 girls how to hold a 4-tier wedding cake on their laps without crushing them from Day to Little Falls (not an easy task).

She loved gardening, being a farmer, and all of their animals, especially her chickens. She would try anything for the adventure and taught her kids and grandkids to look for the best outcome in every situation, even if it meant buying a goat to keep the calves from getting sick, which turned out to be a tall tale our old neighbor Lee Ernst told her and we all laughed about for years.

Evie tackled jobs some women wouldn’t even consider. She was the first woman Librarian to drive a bookmobile in MN. She could operate snow plow trucks, backhoes, skid loaders, dump trucks, articulating front end loader, semi-trucks, and anything else her little frame could crawl into.

Evie was a devout Catholic and prayed the rosary daily. She led rosary prayer at GracePointe in Cambridge every Fridays with her dear friend Hazel. She taught us to be generous of time and our blessings by the examples she lived and all she did for other including taking her friends to dr. appointments, helping them with home repairs, giving money to those who were living through tough times, and sometimes just listening on the phone to someone with a broken heart. She always had coffee on and there was always time to visit. Evie ended every phone call with God bless you.

Evelyn was preceded in death by both parents Frank and Katherine Seelen of Little Falls, 7 brothers and 5 sisters; father and mother-in-law Donald & Bess Splittstoesser.

Evelyn is survived by her loving husband Ronald; daughters, Teri (Jon) Maslow, Beth (Scott) Kalbow, Wendy (Brandon) Draxten; grandchildren, Amber Splittstoesser (Nathan) Olson, Robyn (Travis) Stassen, Charles Koch, Jessica Koch, Hailey Draxten, Tanner Kranz (fiancé’ Abi) and Emily Maslow; great grandchildren, Vincent, Olivia, Marina Olsen, Scarlett Stassen; brother Sam (Laura) Seelen; sister Lorraine Hiemenz; brother-in-laws, Ardie Kalfka, and Don Okerman; sister-in-law Carol Seelen; and a long list of nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.


  1. Our thoughts n prayers go out to Evie’s family. She was an Awesome friend to us n to all that knew her. She will be missed dearly. Sincerely Hazel, Laura n Kevin Kranz

  2. Ron, Terri, Beth and Wendy, we send our deepest condolences to you all. Evie was such a fun and special person..we still talk about the funny things she said and did. She will be missed.

  3. I will miss that beautiful smile she always had on her face.
    God bless you Evie,
    You will be missed! 🙏

  4. May your Good Memories and Love Comfort All Of You …Rest In Peace Evie❤️

  5. Ron, Terry, Beth, Wendy and families.
    It’s been a long time since I have seen Evie but I have fond memories of her and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God hold you all up and give you the strength, peace and courage you need to get through each and every day without her in your life.
    Hugs ~ Beth (Wendberg) Erickson

  6. I am so saddened to hear of Evie’s passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Splittstoesser Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Evie’s passing. She had such a wonderful smile and laugh! – in which she handed down to each of her daughters! Prayers of comfort for you all.
    Thinking of you during this time. Hugs to you all.

  8. What a beautiful tribute to Evie. You created her spirit so well in this tribute to a life well lived. Evie was an extraordinary person and brought much joy to all whose path she crossed. I have many wonderful memories of the times all of our kids were in the Day Busy Bees and meeting often at the Splittstoesser’s house or Shirley Campbell’s house. Teri, Beth, and Wendy, you are very blessed to have Evie as mom. Ron, I cannot believe there was ever a dull moment with Evie. I am sure she has left a lasting impression on all the children fortunate to call her “Grandma.” My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories and pass them on to all the grandchildren born and yet to be born.

  9. Evie was a true gift to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all of us at GracePointe Crossing.

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