Anna Sophia Evanson, 94, of Holmen, formerly of Trempealeau and Independence, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.
Anna was born April 1, 1922 in Nelson Township, Buffalo County, to Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Sande) Amdahl. She attended Nelson Grade School and graduated from Nelson High School.
Anna married Theodore Evanson on September 5, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse. He died February 23, 1994. The couple had four children, Tyler, Marie, Gary and Mary.
She had several jobs throughout her life that she enjoyed including Huntsinger Farms in Eau Claire, Corn Factory in Plainview, Minn., and cook for H. O. Tiffany loggers. She enjoyed baking, gardening, making rugs and being around family. After all these years of her making lefse, we came to find out that she did not like lefse.
Anna is survived by a son, Tyler Evanson of Trempealeau; twelve grandchildren, Duane (Julie) Evanson, James (Nancy) Evanson, Thomas Evanson, Jennifer (Wade) Elliott, Jeffrey (Tanya) Evanson, Christine (Cary Stalheim) Evanson, Nancy (Josh) Hollister, Paul Burnett, Lee (Jamaica Severson) Evanson, Gary Evanson Jr., Melissa (David) Schultz, and Craig Evanson; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Marlys Amdahl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth; husband, Theodore; son, Gary Evanson; two daughters, Mary Evanson and Marie Burnett; four sisters, Gertrude Paulson, Severine Ott, Evelyn Nyre and Elsie Amdahl; two brothers, James and Ole Amdahl.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Lyster Lutheran Church, rural Nelson, with Rev. Michael Vetsch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Anna’s life
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