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Evelyn Weigand

January 5, 1912 — February 18, 2012

Evelyn Weigand, age 100, formerly of Wendell, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Peaceful Bliss Assisted Living in Alexandria. Funeral services for Evelyn Weigand will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wendell with Dr. Eugene Boe officiating. Burial will be in Ness Cemetery, Elbow Lake. Friends may call at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake on Saturday from 5-7 pm; visitation will resume at the church on Sunday one hour prior to the service. Evelyn was born on January 5, 1912, to Christen A. and Emma (Osen) Christenson at the home farm in Stony Brook Township, Grant County, Minnesota. She attended rural school in District 30 and graduated as valedictorian of her class from Elbow Lake High School in 1930.Following one year of Teacher's Training in Fergus Falls, she taught five years in rural schools. It was during this time that she met August Weigand. They were married at Ness Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake on August 30, 1936. They began their married life on the Weigand homestead three miles west of Wendell, and were blessed to spend most of their 71 years of marriage on that farm. Evelyn was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wendell where she taught the Sunday School High School Bible Class for many years, held various offices in the women's organizations and participated in bible study groups. She served on the Grant County Hospital Board, was active in PTA, Mother's Club, and Band Boosters. She enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Europe, gardening, growing violets, photography/photo albums, reading, and kept a diary for 57 years. Evelyn was especially happy surrounded by her family, and she took a genuine interest in all people. Family, friends and neighbors were always welcome at her "coffee table." Family members celebrating her life include five children: James (Kay) Weigand of Wendell, Curtis (Laraine) Weigand of Alexandria, Elaine (Michael) Burgess of Ashby, Lois (Robert) Dahl of Marshall, and Doris (David) Reeve of Alexandria; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren: Debra (Edward) Lake and children Michelle Torres, Daniel Lande, Curtis Lake; Laurie (Timothy) Champ and children Ryan, Joshua , Mariah; Todd (Clare) Weigand and children Samuel, Zane, Chloe; Shana (Hans) Zahrbock and children Sadie and Simon; Kirscha (Daniel) Bloomstein and sons Jacob and Jack; Scott (Melissa) Weigand; Teisha (Paul) Hohn and children Luke and Ella; Aaron (Melissa) Cooper and daughter Marina; Derek (Sarah) Burgess and sons August and Harrison; Jonathan (Sarah) Dahl and children Sawyer and Annika; Adam (Sara) Cooper; sisters-in-law Mary Fjosne, Clara Lysne and Lena Greeley; and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband August, parents Christen and Emma, grandson Paul Weigand and great-grandchildren Marcus and Skylar Cooper, sister Gladys Ricks and brother Arthur Christenson. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

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Saturday, February 25, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Visitation resumes at the church one hour before the service.

Sunday, February 26, 2012
2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

Wendell, MN 56531

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ness Cemetery

Elbow Lake, MN

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