Carroll U. Evenson July 23, 1921 - July 7, 2008
WILLMAR -- Carroll Urain Evenson, 86, of Willmar died Monday at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery, with military honors by American Legion...
WILLMAR -- Carroll Urain Evenson, 86, of Willmar died Monday at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 167.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
He was born July 23, 1921, in Arctander Township, Kandiyohi County, to Helmer and Lydia (Lindgren) Evenson. He grew up on his family's farm. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944, in World War II.
He married Mildred Syverson on July 17, 1953. They lived in Minot, N.D., for a short time. Then they moved to Willmar where they owned and operated a small café and service station. In later years, he worked as a self-employed carpenter. In 2001, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In 2004, he moved into Rice Care Center, and, a short time later, to the memory care unit of Pleasantview Nursing Home.
He served as head usher at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar for more than 30 years. He was also a member of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Reserve for 35 years where he was in charge of the parking at the Kandiyohi County Fair.
He is survived by two children: Simone (and David) Rambow of Cologne, and Grayson Evenson of Willmar; four grandchildren; siblings: Myron Evenson of Atwater, Ludean Evenson of Willmar, Larraine Lee of Little Canada, June Lee of Iowa, Avis (and Eldon) Carlson of Maynard, Francine (and Chuck) Swenson of Sauk Rapids, Faith Skindelien of New London and Maverine (and Gordy) Anderson of Onamia.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2007, a brother and a sister.