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Margaret Evans -- Rochester

March 22, 2017 GMT

The funeral service for Margaret Inga Evans will be on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview, with Pastor John Curtiss officiating. Burial will be on Saturday, April 1, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in rural Plainview/Elgin.

Margaret Evans, 94, of Rochester, and formerly of Plainview, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester.

Margaret was born June 26, 1922, near Plainview to James and Inga (Christenson) Christison. She graduated from Plainview High School and went on to Winona State to get her normal certificate in teaching. She taught at Woodland School, Pleasant Valley School, and Burnham School. She married Earl E. Evans at Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview on Aug. 5, 1944. They lived on the farm until 1989 when Earl retired from farming and moved to Millville.


Margaret gardened, canned, and sewed for her family. Later she quilted quilts for all the children and many of the grandchildren and the Gopher Gals of Viola. Margaret also worked at Lakeside in the summer and worked at the State Hospital, Gingerbread House Bakery, and Guest House. Margaret was a very active member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview, where she held office, taught Sunday school, LOGOS, and participated in many other church activities.

Margaret is survived by her three daughters, Mary Lou (William) Harnack, of Racine, Janice (David) Gengler, of Edina, and Carol (Matthew) Ellanson, of Mantorville; three sons, James (Bonita Hofschulte) Evans, of Wanamingo, Kevin (Sally) Evans, of Rochester, and Richard (Barbara) Evans, of Goodhue; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Audrey Christison, of Plainview. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and infant daughter, and infant great-granddaughter, two brothers, and four sisters.

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel in Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Memorials are suggested to Seasons Hospice, Community Presbyterian Church, or Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

The guest register may be signed online at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.