Evelyn Lewis, age 96, of Barnesville, MN died on Monday, October 19, 2020 at ValleyCare and Rehab in Barnesville, MN.
Family funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville with Rev. Frank Picard officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Barnesville, MN.
Evelyn Beatrice was born on November 5, 1923 to Arnold and Bernice (Darby) Johnson in Fullerton, ND. She attended country school near Fullerton, ND. As a young woman, Evelyn and her mom moved to Barnesville to help the family run a boarding house in Barnesville. In her early 20’s, she moved to the Twin Cities where she worked as a nurses aid. Eventually, she moved back to Barnesville and met her future husband.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Edward “Tuke” Lewis on July 12, 1946 in Sisseton, SD. They made their home in Barnesville where Evelyn raised her family. She was a hard worker on the farm, raising chickens, growing an enormous vegetable garden, and canning the produce for the family to eat. In the fall she would work sorting potatoes and she also worked at Sis and Mar’s Café for a few years.
Family was first and foremost for Evelyn. She looked out for their needs and was always keeping a watchful eye on them. She enjoyed her friends and playing cards at the senior citizen center. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.
She is survived by one daughter Judy (Wayne) Bjerketvedt, daughter in law Sharon Lewis, daughter in law Kathy McLaughlin, grandchildren Jamie Swenson and Evan Lewis, two great grandsons Cole and Carter Swenson, three nieces: Jane Carr, Mary Johnson, Ruth Johnson.
Evelyn experienced the death of several loved ones throughout her life including her husband Edward, three sons: Bruce, Keith, and Roger, her parents, a sister Marion Haick, and brother Harold Johnson.