Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Eveslage, 94, of Marshall, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. A Memorial Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the Memorial Mass at the church. Interment will follow the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The Horvath Funeral Service in Marshall is handling the arrangements.
Mary Margaret Eveslage was born on February 1, 1929, in St. Augusta, MN, to Ferdinand and Loretta (Storkamp) Eveslage. The family moved to Freeport in 1934. Mary attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and one year of high school in Melrose. She then went to St. Cloud Business College where she completed the course in ten months. She worked briefly in St. Cloud before returning to Melrose where she worked in the office of Litchfield Produce which later became Jennie-O. In 1950, she moved to St. Paul where she worked for HR Harris Coat Company. She later went to work for Industrial Credit Company in the Accounting Division. Mary became the summer vacation replacement for the girls in the branch offices in MN, SD, ND and WI. When ICC became ITT, she transferred to the Personnel Division and was responsible for recruiting. Mary retired in 1989 from ITT. During tax season, she did tax preparation for H & R Block. She moved to Marshall in 2004 and continued to work for H & R Block. She also volunteered for the Avera Marshall Thrift Store. Mary was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Council of Catholic Women, the Avera Auxiliary and the Marshall Adult Community Center. Having no children of her own, she loved to spoil her nieces and nephews. Each year, they would get a Christmas gift from her until they graduated from high school. Her faith was important to her as she attended Mass frequently. Mary loved to travel with her sister and enjoyed many bike trips. She also enjoyed knitting and donated all of her projects to those in need. She enjoyed playing cards and following the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Mary died on Friday, February 3, 2023, at the Prairie Home Hospice Lockwood House in Marshall. She is survived by her siblings Leo Eveslage of Albany, Carol (Tony) Niehaus of Melrose, John Eveslage of Freeport, Kathryn Eveslage of Marshall and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Bernadette Koetter and Elaine Hinnenkamp, brother Melvin “Bud” Eveslage, sister-in-law Joyce Eveslage and brothers-in-law Andrew Hinnenkamp and Al Koetter. Memorials preferred to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall or the Catholic Daughter’s Scholarship Fund.