The Evenson Family

A site dedicated to our family history

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Welcome to the Evenson Family website. This site is dedicated to retaining the history of the Evenson Family and sharing that knowledge with those interested. There has been a lot of research completed about the family which can be found on our genealogy page. We encourage you to contact us if you have information about the Evenson name or any of the surnames associated with the Evenson’s. We hope you enjoy the site and come back often.

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Homer Henry Evenson

Posted By on June 11, 2012

Homer Henry Evenson September 22, 1923 - May 26, 2012

Homer H. Evenson
September 22, 1923 – May 26, 2012

The family of Homer H. Evenson is sad to announce his passing at the age of 88. Homer was born in Walker, Minnesota on September 22, 1923, to Marie and Henry Evenson, the 7th of eight children.
Homer served his country in the Army during WWll. After his discharge, he moved to California and worked for Hughes Aircraft prior to forming his own company in 1956. From 1970 until his retirement in 2008, he owned and operated Universal Screw Products, Inc. in Torrance, California. In 1950, he married Mary Ann Zigmunt who preceded him in death in 2007. Homer is survived by his two daughters, Linda Christine Flanagan (Michael) and Barbara Shank (Ken). He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Sean, Laura, Francesca and Kieran Flanagan; John and Kirsten Shank; and much loved nieces and nephews. Homer enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, traveling and was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a member of the Gardena Elks #1919 and was recently honored for 55 years of membership. Homer also belonged to the Redondo Beach Elks and the American Legion Post #0184. Homer loved life and lived it to the fullest. As such, we will be celebrating his life on Sunday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. at the Gardena Elks Lodge, 1735 W. 162nd Street, Gardena, California 90247. Homer will be missed deeply, thought of often and loved always by his family and friends.

Lyla Aster (Evenson) Erickson

Posted By on November 18, 2011

It is with great sorrow to report the passing of Lyla Aster (Evenson) Erickson. Below is the obituary that was posted on November 16, 2011 in the Brainard Dispatch.

Lyla Erickson
Posted on: November 16, 2011 in Brainard Dispatch

Lyla Aster (Evenson) Erickson, 97, passed away at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Brainerd, Minn., on Nov. 15, 2011. Services for Lyla will be on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer, Minn. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Remer, Minn.
She was born in Walker, Minn., on Oct. 12, 1914, to Henry and Marie Evenson. Her family was one of the first white settlers in northern Minnesota after the turn of the 20th century. She had four brothers and 3 sisters that were very close throughout their lifetime. She is survived by one brother, Homer, Torrance, Calif.
Lyla married Lewis Erickson on June 10, 1933, on the family homestead in Walker, Minn. They made their home in Boy River, where Lewis and his brother owned a garage. Lyla ran the grocery store and the post office. In 1943, they moved to Remer and started the Ford garage and gas station. In 1964, they built the L and L Drive Inn. Lewis passed away in 1978 and in 1994, Lyla moved to Brainerd to be close to her daughter, Tammy.
Lyla is survived by two sons, Gaylord (Eric) (Del), of Fremont, Wis., Sydney (Eve), of Los Altos, Calif.; one daughter, Tamra, of Brainerd, Minn.; two granddaughters, Dawn (DeBoer) Fisher (Tom), Dena (DeBoer) Storm (Mike); six grandsons, Jeff (Mia), Steven (Amy), Michael (Donna), Guy (Toni), Eugene (Joanne), Gaylord (Gayn) (Trisha); 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marie; husband, Lewis; three sisters, Agnes, Laura and Helen; three brothers, Oral, Harris and Milton.
Lyla was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer, and she loved quilting with the ladies aid at the church. Her favorite pastime was playing cribbage or 500 and she won her share of cards. Her grandson, Guy, named her “Grandma Sweetcheeks” because his son said she had such sweet cheeks! Everyday she made sure her makeup and her jewelry was on. Lyla enjoyed time with her family and friends. She was very happy visiting relatives that came from all parts of the United States to attend the Evenson family reunions. These reunions were held every five years on the old Evenson homestead near Walker. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland/Home Care and Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.

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DeBoer/Fisher Wedding

Posted By on July 12, 2011

Congratulations Tom and Dawn!!

Tom Fisher and Dawn DeBoer wed July 7th, 2011.

July 7, 2011

Jonah Wendell Dowden

Posted By on June 18, 2011

It’s another boy!

We’d like to welcome Jonah Wendell Dowden to the family!!

Baby Jonah was 9lb 4oz and 21 inches long born May 27th, 2011


Jonah Wendell Dowden
The Dowden Family

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On the go? No problem!

Posted By on June 10, 2011

You’d be glad to know The Evenson Family website can be accessed from your web enabled mobile device!  Just open a browser to The Evenson Family page, and the website will automatically adjust to a mobile version of our site!  Pretty cool eh?  We are here when you need us, anytime, anywhere!

Logan Austin Erickson is here!

Posted By on May 20, 2011

It’s a boy!

We would like to congratulate Shelby & Brandi Erickson on their beautiful baby boy Logan!

Logan Austin Erickson was born February 24, 2011 and was 6lbs 1oz and 18.5 inches long!

Brandi, Logan, & Shelby Erickson







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Hello world!

Posted By on May 6, 2011

I would like to introduce the Evenson Family website!!  We have been working very hard with this site to make it something the family can use and enjoy!  We are very excited to publish all of the information John has gathered about the family.  Looking up the information on the web might be easier than waiting for a reunion!

For those that have happened upon this site, just so you know, it’s still under construction!  We have lots of information to put in so as soon as we can, we will send out a notification to all of you!