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Evelyn Marie Storlien
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The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 90 year old Evelyn Storlien of the Madison Lutheran Home who passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Funeral services will be held on 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Garfield Lutheran Church. Rev. Bruce Bringle will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Garfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Zahrbock Funeral Home Chapel and a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. also at the Zahrbock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be present from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Visitation will continue before the services on Thursday at the church.

Evelyn Marie Haugen was born on October 26, 1926 in Canby, Minnesota to parents Bennie and Hannah (Faaberg) Haugen. She was baptized and confirmed at Garfield Lutheran Church. Evelyn attended Madison High School. Evelyn worked in Madison as a waitress at the local café. Reuben Storlien was stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado and she took a bus to Colorado and they were married on May 18, 1944. To this union one daughter was born. After living in Colorado for 2 months, Reuben was shipped overseas and Evelyn returned back to Madison. After Reuben was discharged from the service, he returned to Madison and they started to farm and milk cows in the Madison area before they moved to their farm south of Marietta. After Reuben’s death in 2010, she moved to the Park Ave Apartments in Madison. In February of 2011, she then moved to Hilltop Apartments and in March of 2016, she moved into the Madison Lutheran Home.
In life, Evelyn enjoyed being with her family and friends, doing crafts, going to car shows with Reuben, camping with friends and rummage sales. The Tuesday drawing day was special as family would gather for coffee at Lorraine Skoien’s house and then later at the Madison Lutheran Home. She also was a member of the Garfield Lutheran Church and the Madison VFW Auxiliary.
Death came to Evelyn on October 22, 2017 at the Madison Lutheran Home. She had reached the age of 90 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Linda (Don) Wildung of Nassau, granddaughter Lisa (Joe) Bungarden of Madison, great-grandchildren Cole and Tori Bungarden of Madison, brother Roger (Patty) Haugen of Madison and sister-in-law Celesta Haugen of Dawson; sister-in law Lucille Storlien and Irene Storlien of Madison; brothers-in-law; Valgean (Doris) Storlien of Madison, Roger Storlien of Madison, Chuck (Phyllis) Storlien of Madison, Myron (Mary) Storlien of Mankato, MN and Pat Kashmark of Renville, MN and also many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Reuben, her parents Bennie and Hannah Haugen
sister Marion (James) Olson and brother Arnold Haugen, sisters and brothers-in-law, Orville Storlien, Beaumont Boraas, Delores Boraas, Diane Boraas, Lorraine and Norval Skoien, Darrell Storlien, Beverly Storlien and Carol Storlien. Blessed be her memory.

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Garfield Lutheran Cemetery

2018 180th Street
Madison, Minnesota 56256


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