Norman Evans, 86, of Balaton, MN died Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Wellsted of Rogers Care Facility in Rogers, MN. Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Balaton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral Home. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service in the Balaton Community Center, with burial in the Russell Cemetery at 4:00 PM. The Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Balaton is handling the arrangements.
Norman James Evans was born February 28, 1929 to Emil and Alma (Swanson) Evans on the family farm in Lyon County, near Lynd, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended Lynd Public Schools, graduating from Lynd High School in 1947. He then farmed with his father on the family farm.
On October 18, 1952 Norman married Virginia Haas at First English Lutheran Church in Marshall, MN. They made their home on a farm near Russell, MN. Norman enjoyed the farm life, hunting and fishing, playing cards, gardening and planting trees. He also was an inventor of sorts and loved spending time with family and friends.
In the fall of 2013 Norman became a resident of the Wellsted of Rogers care facility in Rogers, MN, where he died Friday, August 14, 2015 at the age of 86.
Norman is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Evans of Balaton, MN; five daughters, Debra (Roger) Strom of Sioux Falls, SD, Cindy (Allen) Schmidt of Ramsey, MN, Becky Tykwinski of New Ulm, MN, Brenda (Dave) Meulebroeck of Russell, MN and Lori (Burdick) Ray of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; eight grandchildren, Krista Schmidt, Karla (Aaron) Madsen, Brent Lenz, Dara (Alex) Nadolsky, Brandy (Markus) Buran, Nathan Ray, Brandon Ray and Bailey Ray; three great grandchildren, Tayva Madsen, Joryn Madsen and Davine Lenz; one sister, Loretta Breczinski of Marshall, MN; two sisters-in-law, Connie Evans of Andover, MN and Beverly Evans of Balaton, MN; many nieces, nephews and friends.
His parents, Emil and Alma Evans, son-in-law, Roger Tykwinski, great grandson, Lucas Lenz, five brothers, Delbert, Emil Jr., Harold, Dale and Kenneth Evans, and four sisters, Adaline Prahl, Mable Vercruysse, Luella Nelson and Mae Sanderson preceded him in death.
Saturday, August 29, 2015