Evelyn was born on June 14, 1919, in Rock County, Minnesota, to Bernard and Freida (Bahr) Hansen. She grew up and received her education near Jasper, Minnesota. After she finished school, she worked for neighbors doing housekeeping and child care before moving to Minneapolis, where she worked in the same capacity for a doctor.
On October 6, 1940, Evelyn was united in marriage to Eugene Erickson in her parents' home near Jasper. The couple made their home in Barrett where they operated Erickson Truck Line. Evelyn worked as a nurse's aide and housekeeper at the Barrett Care Center for 20 plus years. She became a resident there in March 2004.
Evelyn enjoyed camping, traveling, Senior Citizens, and the Blessed Quilters of Peace Lutheran Church. After Eugene passed away, she was a good neighbor to her girlfriends, providing transportation to various events.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Sharolyn (Jim) Johnson of Barrett, and Paul (Deb) Erickson of Barrett; a brother, Orlen (Peggy) Hansen of Sioux Falls SD; grandchildren, David (Rhonda) Johnson, Jane Johnson, Ryan (Angie) Erickson, and Eric Erickson; great-grandchildren Anna and Emily Erickson and Jimmy and Presley Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Dennis, and a sister, Gladys Shirley.
Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, Peace Lutheran Church, Barrett with the Rev. Matthew Rose officiating.
Burial: Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barrett
Visitation: One hour prior to service at the church