Evelyn O. Morem - Harmony
Evelyn Odella Morem, 85, of Harmony, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011, at home, after a five-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1925, at home in Allamakee County, Iowa, to Alfred and Anna (Ness) Hendrickson. She was baptized in the Glenwood Church located in rural Decorah, Iowa. In her early teens she moved to Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School in 1943. After graduating from Preston Normal Training in 1944 she taught in the Fillmore County rural schools and was a secretary at the Harmony Creamery.
On Sept. 9, 1949, she married Dean Morem at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Together they made their home in Harmony, where she worked as secretary at Greenfield Lutheran Church, and later as a bookkeeper and teller at the Harmony State Bank.
Throughout her life she had a strong commitment to her faith and family. She served as Luther League Advisor and Sunday School teacher, sang in the church choir, and was an active Circle member. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her interests included dancing and antiques, and she was an amazing cook.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Dean, of 62 years; two sons, Bruce (Carol) Morem of Lake Geneva, Wis., and Stuart (Marian) Morem of Harmony; five grandchildren, Nikki (Jim) Hunkins, Austin (Jade) Morem, Craig (Juanita) Morem, Kyle (Tara) Morem and Christopher Morem; two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Eric (Margie) Ellingson of Edina and John (Millie) Ellingson of Rochester; and two sisters, Arlene (Don) Morem of Harmony and Emma (Don) Rahm of Harmony.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, and also one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Greenfield Lutheran Church.