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Evelyn M. Sveum

March 29, 1920 — January 1, 2011

Evelyn M. Sveum, 90, of Coon Valley, died Saturday January 1, 2011 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. She was born March 29, 1920 to Andrew and Carrie (Kjelland) Peterson in Chaseburg. Evelyn was baptized and confirmed at the Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church. On March 29, 1941 she married Alton O. Sveum at the Coon Valley Lutheran Parsonage by Rev. H.O. Bach. The couple farmed their married life on the Sveum home farm on South Ridge. Evelyn worked as a housekeeper in La Crosse for many years followed by many years in the kitchen at the Coon Valley Elementary School. She was a member of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church where she was active in WELCA and the South Ridge Circle. Evelyn loved to read and sew.

Survivors include her 4 children Douglas of Coon Valley and friend Dorothy LuDue, Charles (Robin) of Coon Valley, Karen (Charles) Gates of La Crosse and Lynn (Cary) Joholski of Coon Valley; 10 grandchildren Evan (Kathy) Sveum of Colfax, Colin Sveum of Sparta, Heidi (David) Larson of Coon Valley, Richard Sveum of Des Moines, Iowa, Robert(Teresa) Sveum of Broadhead, Bud (Sacia) Powell of Ferryville, Lisa and Daniel Gates, Karina Joholski and Steve Troyanek; 8 great grandchildren Ashley, Samantha, Brandon, Gavin, Jennifer, Taylor, Cory and Elizabeth and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alton in 1989, a sister Esther Peterson in 1925, 2 brothers Carl Peterson in 1954 and Ernest Peterson in 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday January 5, 2011 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Mitzi Miyamoto will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.
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