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Evangeline Birkholz, 91

Evangeline Marion (Gustie) Birkholz, age 91, of Buffalo, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Kost, MN, the daughter of Willie and Daisy (Anderson) Gustafson.

Evangeline was united in marriage to Donald Erwin Birkholz June 19, 1946. They made their home on the family farm in Howard Lake, and their marriage was blessed with two children.

Evangeline was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents Willie and Daisy Gustafson; brothers Dwight and Aldon; and sisters Margaret, Grace, and Aldora.

She is survived by her children, Carol (William) Cook, and Wayne (Sharon) Birkholz; a brother, Gordon Gustafson; a sister, AnnaMae (Ralph) Bergland; grandchildren Kimberly (Dana) Weigert, Tracy (Josh) Erdman, Jeremy Birkholz (Serena Smith), Tammi (Nate) Probst, Ryan (Kacy) Muldoon, and Holly (Derek) Zillmer; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Funeral services took place Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake, followed by interment at St. James Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.