Evelyn Madson


Westbrook Funeral Home – Westbrook, MN


Evelyn Madson

Evelyn Madson age 98 of Westbrook passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. 

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Evelyn Corrine Madson was born October 25, 1913 to Elmer and Cora Knudson on the family farm north of Westbrook.  She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on Christmas morning, 1913.  Evelyn was later confirmed through Trinity, and was a member of the church throughout her lifetime.  Her life was centered around her Christian faith, and the activities of the church.  Evelyn was an active participant in many church groups.  At various times during her life, she served Trinity as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, and willing worker.  Evelyn was involved with Luther League, and was an instructor for some of the first sessions of the high school girls’ Bible class.  She loved growing up on the family farm, and enjoyed playing with her five siblings at the headwaters of Dutch Charlie Creek, located adjacent to the Knudson farm.  Evelyn graduated from Westbrook High School with the class of 1932.  She was active in many activities, and especially enjoyed girls’ basketball and softball.  Evelyn graduated from St. Cloud Teacher’s College and taught country school in Districts 34 and 71, and in the town of Sanborn, Minnesota.  She retained a lifelong interest in education and was a special advocate of reading programs for young children.  Evelyn was united in marriage to Allen Madson on October 31, 1943, while he was on furlough from the Army.  They resided in Westbrook following the war.  After Allen’s death in 1975, she served for 12 years as an educational volunteer in the Westbrook School System.  Evelyn enjoyed working with ceramics, oil painting, and nature study throughout her lifetime.

She is survived by her sons Richard of Pierre, South Dakota, and Lee of Westbrook; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen, brothers: Arvid, Myron, Oren, and Emerald, and her sister Marcella.  Blessed be her memory.


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