Evelyn (Evie) Henrietta Gerlach passed away Sat. Nov. 2nd at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN at the age of 85 with family by her side.
In 1947 she married Richard (Dick) Gerlach & they made their home near Foxhome, MN, where they farmed for many years. They had 2 daughters, Kathy and Karen.
They later moved into Fergus Falls.
Evie was a hard working Christian lady who loved spending time with her family & friends. She was loving, generous, gentle and kind. She was very involved in her churches. She raised a huge vegetable garden with lovely flowers. Evie especially enjoyed bowling on a womens league with friends for many years. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, puzzles, watching game shows on TV, word search books, playing cards, Bingo and her coffee.
Evie was preceded in death by her, in-laws, Emil & Eleanor Gerlach; brother and sister-in-law, LeRoy (Corinne) Pederson; sister-in-law, Bonnie Pederson; brother-in-law, Wesley Weyhrauch and Dick Gerlach.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Jerry) Simison of Detroit Lakes, Karen (Alan) Arunski of Wentzville, MO; grandsons, Nathan (Sara) Arunski of St. Louis MO, Matthew Arunski of Olathe KS, Todd Simison of Detroit Lakes; special granddaughter, Deling Zhang, Detroit Lakes, (originally Quindao, China); great-grandchildren, Eleanor (Ellie) Arunski, Sophie Arunski; brother, Donald (Helen) Pederson of Fergus Falls, Roger Pederson of Fergus Falls; sister, Phyllis (Chuck) Green of Fargo ND; many nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly.
Funeral: 2pm Tuesday November 5th at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls
Visitation: 1 hour prior
Interment: Knollwood Memorial Gardens Fergus Falls MN