Fergus Falls - Evelyn Clarice Manderud, 88, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at her home at Park Gardens of heart failure.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, with Rev. Stan Satre and Chaplain Harry Olson officiating. Interment was held at Bethlehem Cemetery, Fergus Falls.
She was born on July 28, 1925 in Goodridge Township, Pennington County, the daughter of Casper and Lena (Strand) Iverson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and attended high school in Goodridge. After graduation she moved to Sacramento, Calif., to work, and lived with a sister. She worked at a canning plant and for Murphy Bed while taking modeling lessons.
On Aug. 6, 1947, she married Clarence Manderud in Goodridge. Around 1953 the couple moved to Duluth. Evelyn was a stay at home mom until she took jobs at Montgomery Wards and then Shoppers City. In 1968, the family moved to Fergus Falls, where she worked at K-Mart and Walmart for many years. She also helped her husband as a secretary at Elk River Concrete Co.
Evelyn enjoyed dancing, playing the piano, baking, gardening, sewing, and watching her husband Clarence bowl. She enjoyed working with the Eagles Auxiliary in her spare time and also volunteered at the Pioneer Nursing Home helping with newsletters and making jam for their annual Apple Day functions.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Clarence; two brothers, Garfield and Irvin; two sisters, Molly Olson, and Julia Quam; and in-laws including: Orris Olson, Oliver McEnelly, Sena Iverson, and Morris Quam.
Survivors include her son Wallace (Viola) Manderud, Fergus Falls; daughters Linda (John) Renkar, Chicago, Virginia Luetgers and friend David DeNoble of Alexandria, and Donna (Pete) Sheesley of Arizona; her sister Edna McEnelly; a sister-in-law Evelyn Manderud of St. Paul; her devoted friend Jim Roers, Fergus Falls; nine grandchildren, Anthony, Brian, Jennifer, Stephanie, Brian, Tony, Kayla, Adam, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jared, Mia, Jamie, Haley, Christian, Chloe, Ainsley, Bailey, Addie and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.
Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.