Violet M. Evans, age 93 of Blue Earth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. Private family services will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 11am with burial taking place at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. A luncheon will follow the burial at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Violet was born in Amboy on January 31, 1930 in Amboy, the daughter of Carl and Bertha (Stensland) Nemitz. They moved to Delavan and then to Blue Earth when she was 7. She attended school in Blue Earth and married Merelyn “Moe” Evans in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on June 30, 1948 by Rev. John Medin. She worked at J.C. Penny in Blue Earth, the Driver’s License Bureau, and at the Blue Earth High School lunch room. She later went on to manage the noon lunch until 1988 when she retired.
Violet was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a VFW Auxiliary member. She was active in many church activities, and was known for making the roast beef for the TLC stand at the Faribault County Fair and for supper at Trinity Lutheran Church. Vi enjoyed crochet and embroidery, and later playing cards at the Senior Center.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Carol (Dennis) Ruser of Blue Earth and Sharol (Mark) St. Cin of Montgomery, AL; two sons, Duane (Mary) Evans of Winnebago and Randy (Jean) Evans of Charles City, Iowa; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Gary (Lolita) Evans of San Diego, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merelyn; her parents; 2 sisters and one brother; her in-laws, Reinhold and Hazel Evans; and sister-in-law, Geneva Evans.