Evelyn Marie Schlensig, 93, died on Friday, April 23, 2021, at her home. She was born on Jan. 13, 1928, to Albert and Emma (Torgerson) Timm in Ute. She attended Soldier High School. Evelyn married Bob Schlensig on Jan. 15, 1947. The couple farmed in the Dunlap area and retired from farming in 1981. Evelyn worked at Roger’s Grocery Store in Dunlap for a number of years.
Evelyn was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. Evelyn loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and baking. Evelyn was always caring for others.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bob on Sept. 5, 2009, son, David Lee Schlensig; son-in-law, Elmer Melby; brother, Walter Timm; and sisters, Marina Theis and Irma Nelson. She is survived by her two daughters, Janelle Melby of Dunlap and Judy and her husband Tom Gray of Weston, Neb.; seven grandchildren, Chrissy (David) Waido, Nicki (Kevin) Bordovsky, Teresa Kepford, Darcy (Nick) Behrendt, Doug (Jill) Melby, Pam Melby, and Emily (Chris) Wrenn; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. Pastor Chip Borgstadt presided over the service. The recorded musical selections were “How Great Thou Art” and The Old Rugged Cross”. The pallbearers were Doug Melby, Kole Bordovsky, Thomas Waido, Jake Bordovsky, Jake Kepford and Andrew Waido. Evelyn’s final resting place is at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap.
Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap was in charge of arrangements. www.foutsfuneralhome.com