Evelyn H. Wallin 86, Paullina, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at her home in Paullina. Her funeral services,were held on Aug. 22 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland with the Rev. Leroy Riemer officiating.
Burial was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina, Iowa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.
Evelyn H. Wallin, the daughter of Henry J. and Frieda (Friedricksen) Kruse was born Oct. 2, 1921 in rural O'Brien County. She was baptized on June 4, 1922 and later confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church on May 14, 1942, and remained a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and the Concordia League of the church throughout her life. She received her education in Calumet and graduated from Calumet High School.
On May 25, 1941, Evelyn was united in marriage to Leonard Wallin at the Bethel Lutheran Church parsonage in Sutherland. After their marriage, the couple started farming southeast of Paullina, and they farmed there for 45 years until retiring in 1986 and moving into Paullina. The couple's retirement years were spent in Paullina.
Evelyn enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing cards and her special once a year trip with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lester and his wife, Velma Kruse.
Evelyn is survived by her husband of over 67 years, Leonard of Paullina; one son, Warren and his wife, Shelly Wallin of Omaha, Neb. and one daughter, Karen and her husband, Tom Riedemann of Cherokee; a brother, Vernon and his wife, Evelyn Kruse of Larrabee; two sisters-in-law, LaVonne Rae of Sioux City and Luella Wallin of Paullina; also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.