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 Evelyn G. <I>Lee</I> Philipsen

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Evelyn G. Lee Philipsen

  • Birth 17 Aug 1923 Stoneville, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 2010 Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
  • Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 57652018

Evelyn Philipsen, 87, Sturgis, died Thursday, August 19, 2010, peacefully at her home in Sturgis.
Evelyn was born August 17, 1923, to Carl and Agnes (Johnson) Lee in Stoneville, SD. She attended the Stoneville school system. She worked as a meat cutter for many years at Gapp's Meat Service, Bargain Barn, Haley's, and Piggly Wiggly.
She also worked at VA Black Hills Health Care System as a Nurse's Aide and later as an occupational therapist assistant until she retired in 1983 after 20 years of serving our Veterans.
After retiring from the VA, she moved to Newell, SD, where she was the site manager for Meals for the Elderly.
Evelyn has worked for many charitable organizations. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, VFW, Moose Club, Sturgis Senior Center, Hospital Auxiliary, Women of Belle Fourche, and Red Hats. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, doing Swedish embroidering, and working in her flower gardens.
Another pastime was baking lemon cake for her family and friends.
Evelyn was joined in marriage to Edward Frank Philipsen, and to this union, five children were born. She was a mother to Shirley Nohava, Sturgis, Sharon Vinson, Sturgis, Roy Philipsen and his wife, Yvette, Sturgis, Betty Voorhees and her husband, Doug, Whitewood, and Patty Davis and her husband, Harold, of Sturgis. She had 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, and one grandchild.
Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jeanne Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN, and to the United Methodist Church in Sturgis.


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  • Created by: Ellen Bishop
  • Added: 24 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57652018
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn G. Lee Philipsen (17 Aug 1923–19 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57652018, citing Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Ellen Bishop (contributor 46998865) .