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Emma B. Every

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Emma B. Every, age 92, of Harmony, Minn., formerly of Preston, Minn. passed Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare.

Emma was born April 25, 1921, in rural Hesper, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Ella (Young) Hellem. She attended country school, and then worked as a housekeeper. She married Charles “Chuck” Every June 22, 1938, in Rochester, Minn. The couple made their home in the Harmony and Preston area. During her life she worked at various jobs until finding her passion in the home health care field where she worked until the age of 85. She also cared for her developmentally disabled daughter, Laurie, until just recently. Chuck died June 30, 1992.

Emma was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, the Royal Neighbors of America and were members of the ARC. She loved her family, gardening, flowers, reading and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl ( Dennis) Miller of Harmony, Dawn (Maynard) Moen of Mora and Laurie Every of Harmony; two sons, Gary Every of Mabel, Minn. and Kevin ( Joyce) Every of Preston; daughter-in-law, Delores Every of Preston; Shirley Heikes of Rosemont, who she considered her daughter; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 22, 2013, on the 75th anniversary of her marriage to Chuck, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in the Lewiston Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Harmony Healthcare for the compassionate care given to their mother.

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