Arnold E. Evenski, 81

Arnold Eldon Evenski, age 81, of Dassel, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 11, 1933, in St. Cloud, to Steven and Alma (Gillitzer) Evenski.

Arnie grew up near St. Joseph, MN, and moved to the Stockholm area, near Cokato, in 1941, where he lived until 1998. He attended Grass Lake, Stockholm, and Cokato schools.

Following his schooling, Arnie painted with his father.

He was united in marriage to Arlene (Bjork) Nov. 1, 1952.

Arnie began work at Pure Milk, later Mid-America, in Winsted in 1954, where he worked until his retirement in 1997.

Arnie and Mae (Erickson) were married Sept. 25, 1998, and made their home near Dassel.

A hobby farmer, Arnie loved being outdoors hunting, camping, or just walking the bean fields. He also loved motorcycles, purchasing his latest motorcycle at the age of 74. In addition, Arnie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Mae; children Brenda (John), and Keith (Joyce); grandchildren Kyle (Nicole) and Amanda; great-grandchildren Kyson and Ashlyn; brothers Roland and Vernon (Diane); and other relatives and friends.

Arnie was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Arlene; and brothers Orvin and Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continued Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church..

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

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