Evelyn G. McDonald

Evelyn G. McDonald

WELCOME — Celebration of Life services for Evelyn G. McDonald, 79, of Welcome, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome, Minn., with Rev. Wayne Fritzinger and Dr. Michael Berhow officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Welcome, Minn.

Evelyn was called to her eternal rest Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, 2017, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church in Welcome.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family on line at www.kramerfuneralhome.com

Evelyn was born April 29, 1938, in Harlem, Mont., to Wesley and Elda (Brekke) Lindsay.

She was united in marriage to Eugene P. McDonald on Sept. 23, 1958, in Chinook, Mont. They moved to Minnesota, where they raised 9 children. Evelyn worked for 3M until her retirement in 1998.

Evelyn is survived by nine children: Patti (Buddy) Posivio, Eugene (Chun) McDonald, Jr., Michael (Roberta) McDonald, John (Kathie) McDonald, Karen (Chuck) Steinhaus, Thomas McDonald, James McDonald, Margaret McDonald and Kenneth (Kris) McDonald; sisters, Doris Brown (Barry), Eleanor Lindsay and Candace Lucas (Gregg); sister-in-law, Beth Lindsay; brothers, Wesley (Jackie) Lindsay and Larry (Stephanie) Lindsay. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mandy Berhow, Janet (Bruce) Malo, Kathy Fladeland, Rosemarie McDonald and LeeAnn McDonald.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene McDonald, Sr.; brother, Steven Lindsay; sisters, Patsy Evans, Sharon Lindsay, and Betty Plummer. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Carl Evans, Bob Fladeland, Jerry McDonald, Leo McDonald, Richard McDonald Larry McDonald and his wife, Monica; sisters-in-law, Helen Josephson and Patty and Floyd Thieman; two grandchildren, Robert and Daniel Posivio; and other relatives.

Evelyn was famous for her homemade breads and treats which were enjoyed by her children, 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, not to mention all the nieces and nephews too numerous to count.

She enjoyed playing games, often cheating to her own advantage and spending time with her family. Although she will be greatly missed, her legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends.