Evelyn C. Swanson


Evelyn C. Swanson, 91, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo.

Evelyn Clarice Midstokke was born on January 23rd, 1930, in Calvin, ND, to Norwegian immigrants Olaus H. and Emma Borgen Midstokke, the last of seven children. She lived in early childhood in Hannah, ND. In the fall of 1937, the family moved to Moraine Township, then to Elm Grove Township, by McCanna, ND. She attended Larimore High School.

In 1947, Evelyn was united in marriage to Carnell Swanson, known as Carney, son of Carl and Nellie Swanson, rural Larimore, ND. Together they raised five children and lived on a farm west of Larimore. She was a long-time member of Elm Grove Church, McCanna. In 2004, when Carney died, Evelyn remained on the farm where she was very active with her gardening- even lawn-mowing. She moved to Good Samaritan Home, Larimore, in 2016, then to Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo in 2018.

She was preceded in death by all her siblings, Hazel Suelter, Kenneth, Oliver, Gilman, Raymond, and Gordon Midstokke; her husband Carney; and her sons Wallace and Wayne Swanson.

Surviving are her daughters, Karen (Robert) Slusher of Fargo, Ruth (Allen) Peterson of Niagra, and Cindy Gustavson (Gordy Danner) of rural Larimore; her sister-in-law Gloria Temple of Larimore; as well as eleven grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley and Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo, for all of the loving care they provided to Evelyn.

Visitation: 1:00PM Saturday, January 15th, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Memorial Service: 2:00PM Saturday, January 15th, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Interment: This spring at the Elm Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, and view a recording of the service, please visit

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