Everilda "Evie" Alice Klug, 85, of Harmony, MN, and formerly of Caledonia, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN.
Evie was born May 19, 1926, to Edward and Barbara (Binner) Klug, on the family farm in rural Caledonia, she attended District 36 School until the 8th grade.
She was confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caledoniain. She has lived at Maple Leaf Services, SLS 26 in Harmony for the past 31 years. Evie was a very special person and she always had a smile on her face. She loved flowers and she could bring any sick plant back to life, especially Sue's cactus. We would go for drives to look at flowers and go to greenhouses to purchase flowers. Evie loved to spend time with her peers and staff, going out to eat, and shopping. Bowling was a favorite, "I got a 165 in bowling" was a favorite phrase and "I'm 69 years old and holding" was another favorite phrase. Evie always reminded us her birthday was May 19th. She enjoyed socializing with people and visiting at staff's family and holiday gatherings. She always had a hug a smile for everyone and loved children. She used to talk about the chickens she had to feed on the farm. She loved to recite nursery rhymes and music was a big part of her life. She loved gospel and old hymns and some of her favorites were "Jesus Loves Me" and "Amazing Grace." She could sing just about any song and she knew the words to every nursery rhyme, some we had never heard before, but Evie said they were what her mother taght her. She also played cards, King Corner, and enjoyed many other in house activities with staff and peers. Evie was a ray of sunshine in our lives - she will be deeply missed.
Evie is survived by her special friends that were family and housemates, Merle, Mary Lou, and Liz; the entire staff at Maple Leaf Services and Susan Engen. She is also survived by her 3 sisters, Alvira Klockeman and Winnifred Klockeman, both of Fountain, MN, and Rose Town of Ely, MN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers, Richard, Eugene, Donald, Harold, Marcel, Omar, and Ignatius, and 2 sisters that died in infancy, Marion and Ida.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, Thurs., Dec. 29th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Harmony Community Center, 225 3rd Ave. SW, Harmony. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.