Private family services will be held at a later date.
Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
Evelyn passed away on April 25, 2011 at Bethany Retirement Living surrounded by her loving family.
Evelyn Verke was born on May 26, 1923, in Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Martha (Bendickson) Verke. Evelyn was united in marriage to Clifford “Dale” North on November 14, 1943 in Bemidji, MN. Throughout their lives together the couple lived in many places due to Clifford’s military service career. Most of all they made their home in Bemidji, MN. Other places the family traveled and made their home in include, Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, Hawaii, California, and Germany .
Evelyn will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend. She had a great love for each of her children and grandchildren in a very special, unique way. Evelyn loved reading, singing, cooking and baking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She also was very active throughout her life in many different veteran’s organizations – always a strong supporter of military and their families. Clifford passed away in September of 1990. Evelyn had made her home at Bethany Retirement Living since March of 2008.
Evelyn is survived by her children, David North of Sonoma, CA; Christy Hagen of Grand Forks, ND; John North of Fargo; Mark (Kathy) North of Fargo; and Michele North-Neigum of Grand Forks, ND; nine grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Karstin Verke and Edward Verke, both of Bemidji, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Clifford Dale North; her brother, Morris “Buddy” Verke; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
The family would like to offer a very special thank you to the staff at Bethany on South University and Hospice of the Red River Valley. They helped make the last years of Evelyn’s life very meaningful.
Memorials are preferred to Bethany on South University or Hospice of the Red River Valley.