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Evelyn Apenhorst


Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Evelyn Apenhorst, 85, of Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, formerly of Forestville Township, Fillmore County, died June 18, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Evelyn Johanna Brusse was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Preston, to John and Mary (Ledeboer) Brusse. She attended Preston schools and normal training and then taught at Stone School. On Sept. 7, 1938, she married Raymond Apenhorst at the Evangelical Church parsonage in Preston. They farmed in Forestville Township. Mrs. Apenhorst was a member of Greenleafton Reformed Church, Farmerettes Homemakers Club and Green Valley Riders Saddle Club. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, and growing violets and roses.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (Bob) Root of Spring Valley; three sons, Gary (Janice) of Preston, Richard (Evelyn) and Douglas (Linda), both of Spring Valley; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and a sister, Doris (Carroll) Prinsen of Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, a granddaughter and a brother.

The funeral was held Juen 21, 2003 at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafton, with the Rev. Mark Volkers and Aaron Vis co-officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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