Evalyn Arrett

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 7, 2008

Evalyn Arrett, 85
Evalyn Arrett, 85, of Northwood, died on July 4, 2008 at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood.
Evalyn was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Gordonsville, Minn., the daughter of Ira and Viola (Yeadon) Barber. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church. Evalyn loved her family, flowers and friends.
Evelyn married Lawrence Arrett on Nov. 1, 1940. They farmed all their married life in Minnesota and Iowa. Most of their married life they resided in the Northwood area.
Evalyn is survived by daughters Karen (Chuck) Hove, Northwood, Iowa, Lois (Richard) Patterson, Northwood; sons, Donald (Debbie) Arrett, Gordonsville, Minn., James (Sharon) Arrett, Independence, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Mark Hove, Teresa Stehn, Mary Branstad, Sandra Swalue, Darci Sanderson, Kim Soost, Julie Hove-Chrs, Robyn Wilder, Valerie Anderson, Michael Arrett, Lisa Arrett; step-grandchild, Chad Patrick; 22 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jean Arrett of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; son, Bob, brother, Herb Barber; her parents; and grandson, Todd Hove.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Northwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendi Gillan officiating. Burial will be in the Stateline Cemetery, rural Northwood. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood.

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