Fargo, North Dakota
By God?s plan and gracious design, Evelyn Mae was born on January 12, 1925 in Wheatland, North Dakota, to George and Sophia Geske. Her parents received this child as a precious gift of God and brought her to Holy Baptism February 15, 1925. Thus as an infant, Evelyn became a child of God and heir to eternal life by faith in Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit worked such faith in her heart.
This faith was real and continued to grow and she gave public testimony of her faith and Hope in Christ when she was confirmed in Martin?s Lutheran Church of Casselton, North Dakota.
Evelyn was raised on the farm and went to a one-room schoolhouse in Wheatland through 8th grade. She attended Lincoln High School in Casselton and after graduation she attended Fargo Business College. She was employed as a bookkeeper by several employers in the F-M area. Evelyn retired in 2001.
On February 16, 1947, Evelyn married Gordon Gronland in Martin?s Lutheran Church in Casselton. They made their home in Fargo. God blessed their marriage with four children ? Laurel Ann (Richard) Watson, Paula Jan (Wayne) Jacobson, Holly Jo LaChance, and Gregory Gordon (Cathy) Gronland. She passed away on December 29, 2006 at her home in Fargo at the age of 81; at peace in the promise of the resurrection unto life eternal by Christ Jesus.
Left to join her later through faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ are three daughters, Laurel, Paula, and Holly, and one son, Gregory; twelve grandchildren, Samantha Watson, Genna and Brittany Gronland, Cory, Gregory and Audrey LaChance, Tara Keller, Tyler, Kelsey and Ashley Holland, and Rebekah and Sarah Jacobson; four great grandchildren, Angel, Kaia, Jalan and Jayden. Also surviving are one sister, Gladys Pranke; and one brother Robert Geske. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her sister, Florence Sell; two brothers, George and Richard Geske; and her parents, George and Sophia Geske.
Evelyn after retirement enjoyed life with a special friend John Grosz, for over 16 years. They enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing cards and all of their special friends. She enjoyed cooking and had many dinner parties. She had garage sales, canned and pickled, baked and cooked jelly and gave most of it away to friends and family. She will be deeply missed.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo ? and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Wednesday in the funeral home
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 PM Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.