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Evelyn E. Heuer, 86

Evelyn E. Heuer, age 86, of Waconia, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born Nov. 3, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Brelje) Dehning. Evelyn was baptized as a child, Dec. 6, 1925, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Helen Township, Glencoe by the Rev. Dysterhoft, and confirmed in the faith April 2, 1939, by the same.

Evelyn was united in marriage to PFC Ferderich Hahn Nov. 12, 1944. Ferderich gave his life for our country May 1, 1945.

After her husband’s death, Evelyn worked in Glencoe for a few years.

She was married to Albert Heuer June 5, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Helen Twp., Glencoe by the Rev. H.H. Schaller. Albert and Evelyn shared 53 years of marriage, and were blessed with three children, Joleen, Allen, and Melanie.

In 1949, Evelyn and Albert moved to a farm near Mayer, and in 1967, they sold the farm and moved to Waconia.

Evelyn worked many different jobs until her retirement in 1988.

Family was very important part of Evelyn’s life. She loved to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren perform in their sporting events. She enjoyed going dancing, and attended many family activities, never saying no to an opportunity to go out.

Evelyn was very faithful in service to Feed My Sheep, attending every Wednesday night. She belonged to the quilting club at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, and had sewn every grandchild and great-grandchild a quilt. In addition, Evelyn enjoyed working in her garden, canning, and baking, and she sang in the church choir for several years.

Evelyn always had a smile on her face, and she had a great sense of humor. She loved a good game of cards whenever anybody wanted to play.

She and Albert enjoyed traveling, and visited Hawaii, Alaska, and many other states.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Ferderich Hahn, and Albert Heuer; parents Henry and Emma (Brelje) Dehning; sisters and brothers-in-law Alice and Henry Rolf, Adeline and Lauren Karg, Evangeline and Harold Bade, and Irene Dehning; brothers and sisters-in-law Clarence Dehning, and Hillard and Elaine Dehning; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sophia and Fred Schrupp, Anna and Gerhard Koerschen, Melvin and Helen Heuer, Art and Luella Heuer, Leonard Heuer, Edna Heuer, and Ferdinand and Carol Heuer.

She is survived by her loving family: children and spouses, Joleen and Leon Guetzkow of Mayer, Al and Jan Heuer of Waconia, and Melanie Heuer and special friend Jeff Gilbertson of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Rick and Heidi Guetzkow, Chris and Laura Guetzkow, Nicole and Michael Fritsche, Cori and Jim Wright, Kelly Heuer and fiancé Michael Lehne, Dana Schmakel, and Sarah Schmakel; and great-grandchildren Allie, Cam, Mady, Anthony, Lauren, Colin, Victoria, Andrew, and Madeline.

Evelyn is further survived by a sister, Dorthea Ernst of Watsonville, CA; sister-in-law Myra Heuer of Lester Prairie; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Adam Gless officiating. Interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer. There was visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Glenn Gieseke, Jeff Dehning, Rodney Heuer, Larry Heuer, Mark Heuer, Jason Bade, and Bennitt Bade.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.