Evelyn M. SkjervemEvelyn M. Skjervem, age 89, resident of Lakota, ND, formerly of Michigan and Whitman, ND, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in Lakota, ND.
Evelyn M. Skjervem, age 89, resident of Lakota, ND, formerly of Michigan and Whitman, ND, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in Lakota, ND.
Evelyn Margaret Sandford was born April 29, 1921 at Whitman, ND, the daughter of John T. and Augusta (Nowek) Sandford. She was raised and attended school there, graduating from Whitman High School. She then attended Mayville State Teachers College and received her Standard Degree. Evelyn married Raymond G. Skjervem on June 6, 1942 at Petersburg. They lived at St. Joseph, MO for a few years before returning to Whitman. Evelyn taught elementary school and attended summer sessions at Mayville where she received her Bachelor Degree in Education. In 1980 Evelyn and Raymond moved to Michigan. Evelyn taught school for 37 years, teaching at Perth Township School #2, Brocket, and Michigan. She retired from teaching in 1986. Raymond died January 19, 1990. Evelyn was a 65 year member of the Nelson County Homemakers, a member of the Sarnia United Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid of Whitman. One of her favorite hobbies was making ceramics. She moved to the Good Samaritan Center in October of 2003
Evelyn will be missed by her son, Milton (Sharon) Skjervem of Michigan, ND; a grandson, Marcus Skjervem of Minneapolis, MN; 3 step grandchildren, Michael (Laurie) Fosse of Minneapolis, MN, Michelle (Tim) Anderson of Michigan, ND, and Mary Jane (Kevin) Hoherz of Stanley, ND; 8 great grandchildren; her sister, Viola Lillehaugen of Brocket, ND; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Edmund Sandford.
Evelyn's Funeral Service will be held at Sarnia United Lutheran Church of Whitman, ND, on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the spring at the West Forest Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.