Evelyn Baumgarten, age 81, died on August 26, 2008 at Innovis Health, Fargo, ND.
Evelyn Holden was born on February 18, 1927 to Ole and Hilda Holden in Ypsilanti, ND. She graduated from high school in Marion, ND and then attended Valley City State Teacher?s College in order to obtain her teaching certificate. Her first position was at Durbin, ND teaching elementary school where she met Allen Baumgarten. They were married on June 23, 1948 in Valley City, ND. The couple farmed and ranched in the Durbin area. She was employed in the cafeteria at Dakota Hospital for many years and also worked for a time at the This Old House and Gift Shop, Fargo. Allen died in 2006 and Evelyn moved to the Pioneer House in Fargo, ND.
Evelyn was active in the Durbin Homemaker?s Club, the Sons of Norway and the Women?s Fellowship at Canaan Moravian Church. She liked to travel and was able to visit relatives in Norway on two different occasions. She enjoyed quilting and collecting antiques, but her greatest joy was spending time with family.
She is survived by her sons: Monte (Rachel), Fargo, ND, Robert (Cheryl), West Fargo, and Randy, Durbin, ND; 8 grandchildren, Michelle (Aaron) Reynolds, Meghan (fianc?e Jason Wateland) Baumgarten, Jeremy (Sarah) Baumgarten, Jessica (Adam) Broers, Krystle, Shayla, Alison and Karl Baumgarten; 2 great grandsons: Brett Baumgarten and Mason Broers; siblings: Henry ?Hank? Holden, Tower City, ND and Katie Cole, Sacramento, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings: Peter Holden, Margaret Elton, Louise Jackson.
Funeral: 11:00 am on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Canaan Moravian Church, Davenport, ND.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 29, 2008 at Pioneer House, 3540 University Drive South, Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment: Canaan Moravian Cemetery.