Carol Evenson, 75 of Burtrum formerly of Willmar, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Long Prairie Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm. Sunday at the Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service.
Carol Adeline Evenson was born August 8, 1938 in Glenwood, the daughter of Milo and Lucille (Fiegum) Hofman. She lived in the Glenwood area until the age of six when they moved to Minneapolis. On April 30, 1955, Carol was united in marriage to Donald W. Johnson. This union was blessed with seven children. They later divorced. On October 18, 1975, Carol was united in marriage to Philip Evenson. They made their home in Willmar where she worked outside the home and had a cleaning and housekeeping business. Carol and Philip were able to share in 13 years of marriage before his death in 1988.
Carol was a very talented in painting, drawing, writing, poetry, quilting, crocheting, knitting, gardening and making cloths and dolls. She is remembered as a stern and loving mother who always had time for her children and grandchildren. Her faith was very important to her and she was proud to have been re-baptized as an adult later in life.
Carol Evenson died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Long Prairie Hospital at the age of 75. She is survived by her children, Joyce Johnson of Grey Eagle, Eugene Johnson of Willmar, Pamela Daily of Missouri, Tina (Robert) Erickson of Burtrum, Lisa (Galen) Anderson of Maryland and Tracy Norton of Sioux Falls, SD; siblings, Phylis (Loren) Olstad, Doug Hall, and Ronald (Janice) Hofman; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; infant son, Eugene Allen, grandsons, Ricky and Kirk Johnson; great-grandson, Tyler Torkelson; sister, Paula Hofman; parents; and nephew, Lee Olstad.