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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gary Evenson
January 2, 1947 - October 8, 2018

Residence: Stanley, North Dakota

Gary E. Evenson was born January 2, 1947 in Stanley, ND to Edwin and Olga Evenson. He was raised and attended school in Stanley until graduation in 1965.

He married Cynthia Slemin and later they divorced. From that marriage a daughter, Amy was born.

Gary married Susan Schwark on August 5, 1983, adding daughter, Jennifer to his family, plus the welcome addition of son, Douglas in April 1984. They truly did have a yours, mine and ours marriage with these three children with lots of challenges and joy through the 35 years since.

Gary was always a “go-getter” from a young age, mowing lawns, working at Dakota Drug and later working for Ranums Laundromat, until starting with the City of Stanley’s sanitation department. He worked in that capacity for 38 years, retiring in 2010 due to colon cancer from which he was declared cancer free in the fall of 2017.

Even though retired he did yard work, cut hedges, driving around in “Old Green” picking up trash or being there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Gary loved to visit with friends and family and he loved his hometown. He leaves his mark on this world with the love he gave his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He was always happy when family was with him and cared deeply for his family, extended family and friends.

His final battle with cancer began in April of 2018. This cancer was not related to colon cancer, but a more aggressive, fast growing and deadly kind with no chance of recovery.

Gary went to his Lord’s arms on October 8, 2018 and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Gary is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Doug (Bressha) Evenson of Sharon, ND; daughters, Jenn Hardy of Casper, WY, Amy Kulstad, special daughter Luann (Dan) Robert of Minot, ND; eleven grandchildren, Trevor Criss, Deja Criss, Amya Shropshire, Damien Evenson, Ryot Evenson, Garrett Ferrell, Tiare (Jason) Muessman, Jamie Evanson, Myles Kulstad, Ashton Kulstad, Drew Roberts; great grandson, Patrick Muessman; sisters, Colleen Carruth of Buena Park, CA, Darlene VanDaele of Hardin, MT, Shirley Hutchins and Dot Wamre, both of Williston, ND . He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and many friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Olga Evenson; brothers, Everett, William, Clarence and Terry; mother and father-in-law, T.C. and Alice McCartney, brothers-in-law, Dave Carruth and Henry (Hank) VanDaele

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Rosemary Turcotte (Trenton , ND)
Oct 8, 2018
Shirley and Dot,so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kay Johnson (El Paso, TX)
Oct 8, 2018
Sending prayers to you all. I have such fun, great memories of working with Gary at the Laundromat. I hope all your wonderful memories help get you through the days ahead.
Jim and Kathy Ellingson (Stanley, ND)
Oct 8, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Gary’s family. He always had a smile and a time to visit. Bless his memories that we all have of times with him.
Bev Novak Breivik (Williston)
Oct 8, 2018
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May he be out of pain and watching some good westerns. Love, hugs, and prayers to all of you
Phyllis M Iverson (Lund) (Tioga, ND)
Oct 9, 2018
I am so sorry to see this about Gary. He was such a nice person. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends RIP Dear Gary God Bless
Rose Bundy (Bismarck, ND)
Oct 9, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. May he rest in peace. No more pain or suffering for him now just peace and happiness.
Travis Kulstad (Minot, North Dakota)
Oct 10, 2018
Gary was such a nice person. I enjoyed his company and am sorry his family and friends who will miss him. Was always making time to help a friend or neighbor. Loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Brenda Liner (White Cloud, Mi)
Oct 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Evenson family in this time of need. Met Gary and Sue at Doug and Bressha's wedding, and spent some time with the them at the hotel when we left the reception. Had a great time getting to know Gary and Sue. Looking forward to getting to know Sue better in the future, and I'm certain we will meet again in the ever after! RIP Gary Evenson.
Carla Macias (Long Beach, CA)
Oct 10, 2018
Gary was one of the nicest and kindest people I ever met. Love and Prayers to everyone
Alvin and Elsie Lein (Manning Ab, Canada)
Oct 10, 2018
Sending our condolences to all the family. Love from our family to yours.
Lori and Kelly Moore (Bismarck , ND)
Oct 10, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Loren Lidstrom (Cody , Wyoming )
Oct 10, 2018
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.
Janet Cron (Flaxton, ND)
Oct 10, 2018
I am sending my sympathy to Gary's family. I met Gary while working with the city of Stanley....what a nice guy and great employee. Rest in peace, Gary.
Kimber Stuen (Williston , ND)
Oct 11, 2018
Shirley
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all
Molly Ann Moore (Killdeer , ND)
Oct 11, 2018
Gary was such a kind soul. Our hearts are saddened to hear the news of his passing. Sue our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Big ((hugs))
Linda Landgraff and Frank (Jenison , Mi)
Oct 11, 2018
I am sorry for your loss.We will pray for your family
BRUCE RODENHIZER (STANLEY & MESA, N.D.)
Oct 11, 2018
MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO GARY'S FAMILY AND MAY HIS PRECIOUS MEMORIES BLESS & SUSTAIN US ALL IN THE DAYS & YUEARS TO COME & MAY THIS BE OUR PRAYER,O LORD HELP US ALL WHEN WE ARE FACED WITH A GREAT LOSS TO BE GRATFUL & THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE AMEN! WITH MUCH LOVE & PRAYERS,GOD BLESS FROM A LONG TIME FRIEND & EMPLOYER BRUCE RODENHIZER
wayne and debi gullickson (cody, wy)
Oct 11, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Garys passing. He was a very special guy. Hugs to all of you
Natalie Herfindahl
Oct 11, 2018
The Evenson family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Gary will be missed.
Leatha Campbell (Minot, ND)
Oct 12, 2018
Shirley and Dot,
So sorry to read that your brother Gary passed away. It is so heartbreaking to have to say goodbye to our lifelong siblings. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Julie Schneider (Hardin, Montana)
Oct 12, 2018
Sending condolences to Uncle Gary's family. May you find comfort and strength in the memories and love you shared. I have fond memories of a kind and caring man growing up when we would visit the family in Stanley.
Tracy Trulson (Bismark, ND)
Oct 12, 2018
Gary was a great guy. I always enjoyed the conversation we had, rather it was serious or just joking around.
Sorry for your loss.
Gary Newnam (Sun City West, Arizona)
Oct 12, 2018
Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
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