Evelyn “Ev” Marie Clark
June 6 1945 ~ February 15, 2012
Evelyn Marie was born on June 6, 1945 in Pipestone, MN to Charles and Arlene Kuehl of Verdi, MN. She grew up on the family dairy farm near Verdi with her four brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Verdi High School in 1963 and attended Mankato Commercial College where she met William Clark of Swea City, IA. They were united in marriage at Verdi Methodist Church on August 29, 1964 and then lived in Swea City, IA. That union was blessed with two children, Deborah and Douglas. The family moved to Tyler, MN in 1970 where they established and operated the Tyler Tribute newspaper for many years.
Evelyn was a dedicated mother, grandmother and caregiver sharing her baking and needlecraft skills with her grandchildren. One of her most treasured events was the annual Christmas cookie marathon when the entire family, including grandchildren, decorated the sugar cookies that were baked with love from her favorite recipes. She shared the special treats with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. She also enjoyed watching movies, listening to music and always looked forward to her “sister day” trips.
Evelyn worked as a bank teller, office manager, bookkeeper and home care aide. She worked most recently at Avera McKennan. She attended many special events that her grandchildren participated in and was always anxious to share her time and talents with them. They enjoyed spending time with grandma, too. She was tethered to a strong faith through a personal relationship with the Lord and a love and belief in angels, which she surrounded herself with as a constant reminder of God’s presence. She was an active member of Beaver Valley Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD
Evelyn, 66, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by many loved ones including her children and siblings.
She is survived by her two children, Deborah (Tim) Paauw of Brandon, SD, Douglas (Tana) Clark of Garretson, SD, grandchildren, Katherine, Hannah and Dylan Paauw and Kindra, Jayden and Carson Clark; also by siblings Donald (Phyllis) Kuehl, Dorothy (Walter) Henningsen, Marg Selken, Mae Goertz, Carol (Roger) Nelson and Robert (Lisa) Kuehl and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and brothers Milo Kuehl and Richard Kuehl.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.