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Marie Evenson 1923-2015

Aug 25, 2015

Funeral service for Marie Ethel Evenson of Emmetsburg will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Nicholas Thackery will officiate.

Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Ethel Evenson was born Sept. 16, 1923 to Elmer and Vera (Lawrence) Naig of Cylinder. Marie was baptized on Oct. 7, 1923 and confirmed on Aug. 29, 1937 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew. Marie received her education in country school Vernon #8.

Marie worked at the National 5 & 10 store in Emmetsburg for eight years before moving to Mason City in September 1953. She then worked at the Odd Fellows Home as a nurse’s aide for 30 years where she met Kenneth S. Evenson. They were united in marriage on Nov. 14, 1954. Kenneth passed away on Sept. 21, 1981. Marie continued to live and work in Mason City until December of 1989 when she moved to Fenton. She joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton in 1993.

Marie worked part time at the Chatter Box Caf in Lone Rock. Marie also enjoyed volunteering at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. On April 6, 2010, Marie moved into Emerald Oaks assisted living in Emmetsburg.

Marie passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at the Emmetsburg Care Center at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; brothers, Leroy Naig and Charlie Naig; a sister, Josephine Juhl; brothers-in-law, Arno Juhl and Wayne Smith; and sister-in-law, June Naig.

She is survived by a step daughter, Judy and Gary Evans of Urbandale; two step granddaughters, Kristi Evans of Urbandale, and Kamala and Kevin Mathiesen of Waukee; four step great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Emma and Alia; two sisters, Marcella Smith of Emmetsburg, and Grace and Rev. Allen Fanning of Westerfield, IL; three brothers, Robert and Marilyn Naig of Armstrong, Richard and Marilyn Naig of Emmetsburg, and Gaylord and Janice Naig of Emmetsburg; sister-in-law, Alice Naig of Graettinger; nieces and nephews.

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