Evelyn Mary Forcier, age 89, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
She was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Mahnomen, the daughter of John and Ann (Hausner) Vokal.
Evelyn was joined in holy marriage with George F. Forcier Nov. 26, 1946, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Evelyn was formerly employed at Advanced Machines, and also farmed in Winsted Township with her husband.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Evelyn also belonged to American Legion Auxiliary Post 407 in Winsted.
She is survived by children: Jeannie Kaupins of Owatonna, Richard Forcier of Watertown, Jerome Forcier of Kilkenny, Evonne (Tim) Rassat and John Forcier, all of Winsted, and Tom Forcier of Edina; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Walter Forcier, killed in action in the Philippines during World War II; husband George F. Forcier March 27, 2013; infant son John Bruce Forcier in 1956; and son Walter “Butch” Forcier in 1968; granddaughter Dolly Forcier; daughter-in -law Elevern Forcier; son-in-law Egils Kaupins; and by a sister, Millie Forcier.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
There was visitation Monday one hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Casket bearers were Shannon Forcier, Jason Forcier, Junior Rassat, Jacob Forcier, Joshua Forcier, and Johnny Forcier.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.