Evelyn Smith, 84

Published 10:44 am Thursday, March 1, 2012

The funeral service for Evelyn Smith will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Congregational Church in New Richland. The Rev. Cherie Daniel will officiate. A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Friedrich’s Funeral Home in New Richland, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

Evelyn died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the New Richland Care Center. She was 84 years old.

Evelyn was born on Feb. 14, 1928, to Floyd and Gertrude (Bethke) Haushahn and lived her whole life in New Richland. She graduated from the New Richland High School and then attended the Naeve Nursing School and earned her degree. On April 12, 1949, she married Dale Smith and had three children. Evelyn worked at Dr. Old’s office in New Richland as a nurse for more than 25 years as well as the New Richland Care Center, Country Neighbors and Birdseye Foods. She was a member of the Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ.

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She enjoyed painting and teaching ceramics, embroidery, reading, gardening as well as following all the Minnesota sports teams. She loved spending time with family and going to any sporting events that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated in.

Evelyn is preceded in death by both her parents; and husband, Dale Smith.

She is survived by three children: Barbara (Larry) Thompson of New Richland, Julie (Daniel) Economy of New Richland and Diane Smith of Mankato; grandchildren: Loc (Dung) Nguyen, Mitchell (Stacy) Thompson, Adrienne (Andre) Sloan, Alexandra (Bryan) Hennekens, Elizabeth (Chad) Neitzel and Matthew Economy; great-grandchildren: Ashley, Andrew, Amanda, Hunter, Zoie, Isaiah, Joelle, Zachary, Kaeden and Brynlee; sisters: Arlene Pfeffer of New Richland and Jackie Braulik of Owatonna; special friends: Linda and Dale Young of New Richland; nieces and nephews; and many other loving friends.