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Marion M. Evens

Marion M. Evens, 94, of Sauk Centre, passed away Sept. 1, 2023, surrounded by her family at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre. A Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Marion Marie Walz was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Lake George Township in Stearns County, to Carl and Gertrude (Woeste) Walz. She was united in marriage to Henry W. Evens Sept. 17, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose. They raised their family on a farm near Padua and, in 1969, they moved to Sauk Centre. Marion worked at Strauss Clothing in Sauk Centre until it closed. Marion was strong in her faith and was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Aid Financial and Sauk Centre Senior Citizens where she and Henry delivered Meals on Wheels. Marion liked baking and playing cards and was always ready to help family and friends in any way that she could. Marion’s greatest love was for her husband and family. She is survived by her children Carol (Larry) Lahr, Susan Imdieke and Duane (Carol) Evens; grandchildren Kevin (Janet) Lahr, Amy (Jared) Brandt, Aaron (Lisa) Lahr, Ryan Lahr, Casey (Lisa) Imdieke, Gretchen (James Klicpera) Imdieke, Brian (Jennessa) Imdieke, Jason (Sandy Borstad) Evens, Sara (Eric) Miller and Lucas (Zabrina) Evens; 19 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and brother Melvin (Arlene) Walz. Marion was preceded in death by Henry, her husband of 68 years; parents and stepmother Ann Walz; brothers Ervin, Norbert and Virgil Walz; sisters Eleanor Schwieters, Donna Spaeth and Veronica Ebensteiner; brothers-in-law Norbert Schwieters, LeRoy Spaeth and Jack Ebensteiner; and sisters-in-law Kathleen Walz, Ione Walz and Erma Walz. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Family School in Sauk Centre. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre. H-38-1B

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