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Evelyn M Johnson Abrahamson
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1921
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2011
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Evelyn M. Abrahamson died on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Cook Hospital at the age of 90 years, six months, and 30 days.

Evelyn Marie (Johnson) Abrahamson was born in Duluth on April 12, 1921 to Carl Oscar and Mary Augusta (Kamb) Johnson. She attended school in Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1939. Sometime after high school, she worked in the office of Nelson-Peterson in Duluth where she met her future husband, Donald (Ole) Abrahamson. They were united in marriage on July 6, 1946 in Duluth and moved to Orr where they started a family. A son, Donald Jr. was born on July 6, 1947, their first anniversary. A second son, Larry, died at birth in 1952. Their third child, Kevin, was born September 4, 1957.

Evelyn spent most of her married life as a devoted wife and mother, but for a time was employed as Secretary of the Orr School under Principal Herman Kiland. She also worked part-time in the grocery store that she and her husband owned for thirteen years in Orr. Evelyn loved to cook and bake and was known for her cakes, bars, and especially her Swedish Tea Ring. African Violets were her favorite plants to grow and at one time she had 14 separate plants growing among her other indoor plants. In her younger years, she occasionally enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was an immaculate housekeeper who dusted almost daily…even her stove. Evelyn liked shopping with friends and in retirement had the habit of taking weekly trips to the mall or elsewhere with her husband to shop and have lunch. Although she was thin and appeared frail for most of her adult life, Evelyn possessed an inner strength (or stubbornness) that kept her going all these years.

Evelyn and Ole lived in Orr for over 50 years and moved to Cook approximately fifteen years ago to be closer to church and health services. Evelyn was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Orr for over forty years and was active in church circles and activities. For the past fifteen or more years, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. She and her husband volunteered for a number of years at the Cook Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald (Ole) in 2008; two sons, Donald Jr. in 1968, and Larry, at birth in 1952; her parents; two sisters, Gladys Peterson and Ruby Kari.

Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.

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  Donald Wesley Abrahamson (1922 - 2008)
Park Hill Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Nov 12, 2011
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Evelyn M <i>Johnson</i> Abrahamson
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