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.

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  • Scott and Tara Nielsen says:

    Clark Family,

    I am so very sorry to have heard the news of Ev’s death. I have unbelievable memories of your family and Ev. I still have her cross-stitch hanging on my walls. She was a lot of fun and I am sorry that it has been so long since I had seen her or the rest of your family. Take care we are thinking of all of you.

    Scott and Tara

  • Dawn (Lundgren) Kuehl says:

    Deb, Doug, and families-you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Your mom was a wonderful, kind, and loving woman. I was blessed to have known her. Stay strong in the belief that God’s plan is THE plan, it is not up to us to question “why”. Faith will get you through. Sincerely, Dawn

  • Kathy Wilmes says:

    Deb, Doug and families,
    So sorry for you loss. Keep her memory with you always. kathy

  • Vicky Halverson says:

    Deb, Doug and families, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have many great memories of Ev and will deeply miss her. I picture that she has a freezer full of cookies and we all will be enjoying them. We will also always cherish the blankets that she made for my children.

  • Julie Baumberger says:

    Deb, Doug, and families – you are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. There are so many wonderful memories of Ev… you just always knew when she walked in a room. I love thinking back to the days of picking chickens and all the aunts laughing and joking around. When I was little, I always anticipated my Christmas present from my godparents. It seemed extra special. I still have my snoopy pillow.. no longer on my bed but tucked away in my cedar chest. Memories are a great thing… may they help you through this.

  • Wayne and Gail Bauer says:

    Doug, Tana and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all of your good memories with your mom wash over you and give you peace. God Bless.

  • Dennis and Betty Holty says:

    We are thinking about and praying for all of you. I’m sorry we can’t come, I’m glad Ben will be there to represent us. I keep thinking of good memories of your mom. I will call or write soon. Love Denny and Betty

  • Mark and Cindy Cassellius says:

    Dear Doug, Tana, and family,
    You are all in our hearts and we send our prayers and hugs to give you strength during this difficult time.

  • Donna Marr says:

    Deb and Doug and family-

    I have been looking hard for the right words and I still can’t find the ones that truly express how I feel. But I want to say you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim and Carol Kopel says:

    Deb and Doug,
    We were sorry to hear of your mom’s death. Our sympathy goes out to you and your families. Will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

  • Curt Phillips says:

    Doug, Tana, and family –
    May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow.

  • Erin Castle says:

    My deepest condolences to your family in your time of loss. Thank you for including me in the service and for your great generosity. God’s blessings to you always.

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