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Evelyn Halstad

Evelyn Halstad

Feb. 21, 1917-July 28, 2014

Evelyn "Evy" V. Halstad, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and the staff of Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Evy, the daughter of John and Elaine (Peterson) Anderson, was born on February 21, 1917 in Minneapolis. She was raised and educated in Minneapolis.

Evy was united in marriage to Fred Halstad on September 11, 1943 and moved to a farm in rural Detroit Lakes. Evy was a housewife until she began working in the summers for a few families in Shoreham. Evy later worked for JC Penney.

In 1994, Evy moved to Minneapolis, where she lived until returning to Detroit Lakes in 2004 and moved to the Lamplighter. She became a resident of Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home on Feb. 23, 2013.

Surviving Evy are her three daughters, Karen (Gary) Kluenenberg of Detroit Lakes, Lynda (Phil Burke) Miller of Las Vegas, Nev., and Janet (Jack) Cornwell of Hawley; sister-in-law, Ruth Rodman of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Evy in death were her parents; husband, Fred; great grandson, Malachi Davis; two brothers-in-law, Albert Holstad and Fred Rodman; and sister-in-law, Edna Backlund.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4 at Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Dale Robins officiating.

Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

Interment is in Lake Eunice Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

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