Agnes Anne Evenson of Fargo, ND, passed away on March 26, 2020 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, ND. She was in the care of Hospice at the time of her death.
Agnes Anne Roerick was born to Anton and Josephine Roerick on January 21, 1943 in Rugby, ND.
Agnes was raised on a farm in Pierce County. She attended country school for 8 years, she then attended high school in Esmond, ND. During her sophomore year she played the trumpet in band, was elected and crowned Homecoming Queen.
In 1971 Agnes was employed at NDSU in the Agriculture Engineering Department for 11.5 years and in the Soil Science Department for 11.5 years.
In 1974 Agnes married Robert Evenson who became a father to her 3 children. When Agnes and Robert retired, they spent most of their time at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea in Garrison, ND. They enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Agnes had many hobbies; she enjoyed collecting recipes, jars and baskets. Her favorite hobby was Art, she loved to draw Cartoons, Animals, and People, it was a gift from God. She also loved gardening, playing cards, & crocheting.
Agnes and Robert shared their faith by attending each other’s churches and were welcomed by the priests, ministers, and the congregations of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and First Lutheran Church. Agnes was a part of the First Lutheran Women’s Knit and Crochet Ministry making stoles for their Guardian Angel Program. Agnes also crocheted caps, scarves, gloves and blankets for the needy at schools, churches, etc.
She is survived by her children, Sherry (David) Frahm of Glyndon, MN; Vonda (James) Leiner of Horace, ND; Thomas (Jody) Evenson of Lester Prairie, MN; grandsons, Justin (Amanda) and Brady Frahm; and granddaughters, Melissa and Hailey Evenson; sisters, Dolores Wentz of Esmond, ND and Betty Roerick of South Dakota; stepchildren, Susan, Char, Sherrie, Brad, Vickie and their families; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; brothers, Edward, David, Theodore and Joseph; sister, Eva; and stepson, James.
The family would like to thank the staffs at Bethany on 42nd and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their loving care and friendship.
A private family service will be held. A funeral Mass will be at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church at a later date. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.