Evelyn Doris Isaacson, age 98, of Dassel, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.
A memorial service will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Laurie O’Shea officiating.
There will be a fellowship time with the family at the church, following the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the memorial arrangements.
Evelyn was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Litchfield, the daughter of Dewey and Dora (Brynteson) Klimstra. She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Litchfield, and later confirmed at First Lutheran Church (Gethsemane) in Dassel.
Evelyn attended Maynard Lake Country School District #30, before graduating from Dassel High School in 1938.
She was a member of Swan Lake Lutheran Church until she was united in marriage to Linton Isaacson, Aug. 16, 1941, in a double wedding with her twin sister, Emelyn.
In 1942, when Linton entered military service, Evelyn moved to Missouri, and later to Washington, to be near Linton. When he was sent overseas, Evelyn moved back to Dassel and resided with her parents until Linton’s return from active duty in 1946.
Upon Linton’s return, the couple made their home in Dassel. Evelyn worked at Tulman’s Clothiers in Dassel, catered events with Lucille Anderson for 11 years, and was employed as the church secretary from 1968 until 1981 at the First Lutheran Church (Gethsemane) in Dassel.
An active member of her church family, Evelyn had been involved as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, was a member of the sewing and quilters group, and a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Ladies Aid Circle.
She was a member of the Paul F. Dille American Legion Auxiliary, helped with bingo at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home, and was a member of a bowling league.
Evelyn loved to cook and bake, and host family holidays; her family was very important to her. She always sent cards to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Evelyn enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved the time she spent with them.
She also enjoyed traveling with Linton, and visited many places around the country. Evelyn’s Swedish rye bread was always requested at family gatherings. In late summer, she spent time canning and freezing fruits and homegrown vegetables from her garden.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Linton Isaacson of Dassel; children, Ralph Isaacson of St. Paul, and Connie (Marland) Meyer of Litchfield; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law Renee Isaacson of Mesa, AZ, and Bonnie Isaacson of Cokato; and a sister-in-law, Mamie Holm of Willmar.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Dora Klimstra; two sons, Dennis Isaacson in 2014, and Loren Isaacson in 2018; her daughter-in-law, Priscilla Isaacson in 2005; and sisters Luella Nass, and her twin sister, Emelyn Isaacson.