Evelyn Elvina Silvrants, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Sanford Luverne Hospital.
Sharing of memories and Evelyn’s favorite food, ice cream, will be Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 2 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m., all at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne.
Evelyn Silvrants was born Jan. 13, 1927, to Clarence and Marie (Beckman) Knorr on a farm in Plymouth County, Iowa. She received her Christian baptism on Feb. 20, 1927, in Le Mars, Iowa. At a young age, she and her family moved to a farm near Brewster before moving to a farm near Windom.
Evelyn attended and completed her education at country school through the eighth grade. Following her schooling she continued to help her family on the farm.
On Sept. 27, 1953, Evelyn married Orville Silvrants at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Okabena. Following their marriage the couple made their home on Orville’s farm southeast of Heron Lake. Orville died in May of 1976. Evelyn then began work at Heron Lake Hospital. In 1978 she moved into town. Evelyn continued to work at the hospital as a cook until her retirement in 1982. In the fall of 1992 she moved to Luverne. On Jan. 26, 2011, she became a resident at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home.
Evelyn was a past member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and participated in Ladies Aid. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching the birds and squirrels, and deeply loved her canine friends.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Julia Silvrants, Luverne; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; her parents; a brother, Elvin Knorr; a sister, Ellen Fenske; and a niece, Linda Gilbert.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.