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Obituary for Evelyn C. Snodgrass
Evelyn Cecelia Snodgrass, 90, resident of Northglenn, Colorado died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home in Colorado.
Evelyn was born in Lanesboro, MN to John and Olena Brekke on March 24, 1923. She was a first generation American born Norwegian. She was the youngest of 6 children. Her father, John, was from Flåm, Norway. Her mother, Olena, was from Fresvik, Norway.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Snodgrass; father, John Brekke; mother, Olena Brekke; brothers, Merle and Sydney Brekke; and sisters, Ruth Johnson, Helen Berklund, and Beverly Warme.
She was married in Cumberland, WI to Melvin Snodgrass on November 2, 1946. They were married for 49 years. They lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Colorado. Melvin was a Lutheran minister, and consequently moving the family was a frequent occurrence.
Evelyn was a Registered Nurse, eventually obtaining her Advanced Registered Nurse Practioner Degree, and was dedicated to helping other people. She loved all things Norwegian, especially lutefisk and lefse, participating frequently in The Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinners!! She also loved to travel, fish (most any kind would do, but especially salmon), play bridge, golf, square dance, grow flowers (especially orchids), and bake. She made outstanding cinnamon rolls, Christmas cakes, and cookies.
She is survived by her 5 children: Lana Bolton, Judy Jacobson (husband Daniel), Michael Snodgrass, Dr. Timothy Snodgrass (wife Angela), and Mary Snodgrass; including 6 grandchildren, Joshua Bolton, Jeanne Lyday, Andrew Jacobson (wife Brynn), Jessica Snodgrass, Jennifer Snodgrass, and Alyssa Snodgrass; as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Zachary and Newton Lyday. She also has many nieces, nephews, and cousins in the U.S. and Norway.
Evelyn was a wonderful mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved the Lord. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at Luck Lutheran Church in Luck, WI, on Saturday, June 22, 2013 – visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the service at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served immediately after the service. Pastor Ralph Thompson will be officiating. The organist will be Margie Nelson, with Evelyn’s nephew, Curtis Brekke being the vocalist. Evelyn will be laid to rest next to her husband, Melvin at McKinley Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers assisting will be Michael Snodgrass, Dr. Timothy Snodgrass, Joshua Bolton, Jerry Warme, David Berklund and Donovan Brekke.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com. Please sign the guest book and write down any memories you may have had with Evelyn. Refer to this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.