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Evelyn Kjosen
August 17, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Residence: White Earth, North Dakota

Evelyn Kjosen, age 81, resident of Stanley, formerly of White Earth, ND, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2017, at the Mountrail County Medical Center in Stanley, ND.
Evelyn Bakken was born August 17, 1936 in Tioga, ND, the daughter of Henry and Hilma (Haroldson) Bakken. She graduated from Tioga High School, attended MSU and received her teaching degree. Evelyn taught school in Parshall, Tioga and White Earth.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Merrel Kjosen in September 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church. They lived in Tioga and then almost 50 years on the farm near White Earth, ND. Evelyn was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in White Earth. She was a great cook and baker, making several wedding cakes and Norwegian delicacies, which she shared at Christmas time. She also loved to make crafts. Evelyn and Merrel spent 32 winters in Uvalde, TX which she enjoyed.
Evelyn is survived by many nieces and nephews; cousin, Selmer Myren, Tioga, ND; brothers-in-law, Rich Cash, Texas, Don (Verlee) Kjosen, Stanley, ND, Dean (Marsha) Kjosen, Mesquite, NV, Rolan (LuAnn) Kjosen, Indianpolis, IN; sister-in-law, Bernice (Jim) Walter, Vancouver, WA.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Merrel; parents; brothers, Harold Bakken and DeRay Bakken; sisters, Marion Davidson, Esther Norstedt, and Ina Cash; sister-in-law, Helen Bakken.

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C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore (Williston, ND)
Oct 16, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of losing both Merrell & Evelyn! I never saw Merrell's obit in the Williston paper. I saw Evelyn's and was waiting for a full obit and never saw it! I would have been there for the funeral! They were dear friends of my parents and Tom & I also square danced with them. Most recently we would see them at the Old Time dance in Alex during Old Settlers. After my dad (Harry Jenner) died we had mom (Mavis Jenner) with us one time. Mom had her arm in a cast and the chemo had wrecked her bones so she'd also had a broken hip. That was when Evelyn was having leg problems from Lipitor so she couldn't dance. I danced with him a lot because my hubby (Phil) was playing accordion in the band. Mom loved to dance so Merrell took my mom & danced with her! She said she couldn't any longer, he said "Yes, you can!" and they danced! What a sweet man! I have missed them since I lost them. My Christmas cards started coming back. I later sent them to Stanley but don't know if they got them or not. Great people! I didn't know they were childless. It is good people like them who should've been populating our world :-( I miss them & my parents so much! With our sympathy, C'Dale & Phil
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