Marian T. Evenson, 89, of Rushford, Minn., died on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.
Marian Theresa Carlson was born on May 19, 1932, in Rushford, Minn., to Frank and Gladys (Spande) Carlson. She was raised primarily in Rushford and attended Rushford Schools. On August 14, 1948, Marian was united in marriage with Carroll Evenson. She went through the cosmetology program at Winona Vocational School and operated her own beauty salon in Rushford for many years. She and Carroll wintered in Florida for many years, where Marian also worked as a hairdresser. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church. Marian enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved attending gatherings at the family cabin at Maple Creek.
Marian is survived by her son Kenneth of Rushford, six grandchildren: Megan (Ben) Schemensky, Michael (Stephanie) Evenson, Matthew (Misty) Evenson, Brock (Jody) Evenson, Heather (Datron) Williams and Emily (Jesse) Gann; daughter-in-law Lorraine Evenson, brother-in-law John (Peggy) Stolee, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll, son Keith, daughter-in-law Valarie, and four brothers: Guenther, Vern, Carl and Norman Carlson.
There will be a memorial service for Marian at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn., at a later date.
Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.