Aug. 3, 1939-April 6, 2009
Evonne M. "Mickie" Engebretson, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Evonne M. Olson was born to Cameron and Agnes (Enselman) Olson on Aug. 3, 1939 in rural Detroit Lakes, where she attended country school. On May 7, 1955, Evonne married Ronald K. Kohler. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. Over the years she drove truck for Evenson Brothers of Pelican Rapids, and drove school bus for Olander Bus Company of Detroit Lakes. She also worked as a waitress, and managed several bars and restaurants in Detroit Lakes.
Evonne married John Aguilar in 1972. Family was the most important part of her life. She will also be remembered for always being there to help others in need.
Surviving Evonne are her daughter, Pamela Kohler of Detroit Lakes; two sons, Mike Kohler of Fargo and Joe (Aimee) Aguilar of Detroit Lakes; five grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Cameron (Rose) Olson of Detroit Lakes; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Douglas Patrick Kohler; and two brothers, Kermit Olson Sr. and Norman Olson Sr.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 13 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. in the church on Monday, with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.
West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is assisting the family. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.