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Evangeline Quam

April 24, 1913-March 28, 2012

Evangeline Quam, 98, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Evangeline was born the daughter of Marcus and Hannie (Hagen) Quam on April 24, 1913 in Rugby, N.D. The family lived in Bottineau and Grafton, N.D., before moving to Fergus Falls in 1918.

In 1925, the family moved to Detroit Lakes, where her father opened the J.C. Penney store. She was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in 1927, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1930. She graduated with honors from Concordia College in 1934.

Evangeline taught at the Good Samaritan School for Crippled Children in Fargo for two years. She taught at Ulen High School for two years, and then came to Fergus Falls, where she taught English at Washington Junior High. She left Fergus Falls in 1951 to teach at Zulu Lutheran High School in Eshowe, Natal, South Africa for three years.

In 1955 she returned to Fergus Falls, where she taught in the English department of the Senior High School for the next 20 years. In 1975 she retired and left for Papua, New Guinea, where she taught English at Balob Teachers College for four years.

Evangeline loved to travel, traveling around the world at least twice.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, H. Roland Quam; and a nephew, Jan Mark.

Surviving Evangeline are a niece and nephew; great and great-great nieces and nephews, and several cousins.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at First Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.

Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of the arrangements.

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