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Evelyn  Fuchs

Fr. Joe Forcelle
Fr. Gerald Thury
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“I Come to the Garden”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“How Great Thou Art”
Emily Balvin Weber   
Scott Weber
Tyler Weber   
Marie Arneson
Daniel Rasmussen   
Jeremy Rasmussen
Ryan Rasmussen   
Randy Rasmussen
Matt Balvin   
Don Arneson
Evelyn Mary Ann Fuchs was born January 29, 1923 at rural Springfield, SD to Matt and Emma (Schmoll) Arneson.   She passed away on January 29, 2014 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center where she has been a resident since November 2006.  During this time she renewed many friendships and made many new ones.
Evelyn grew up in Avon and graduated from Avon High School.   She then worked at Gelfand’s in Chamberlain followed by jobs at the Tyndall Bakery and with Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Evelyn married Joe L. Fuchs at Tyndall on May 19, 1947 at St. Leo Catholic parsonage and they started married life in Herrick, SD.  After spending many years in the Gregory area they returned to Tyndall in 1960.  In addition to being a homemaker, Evelyn worked for M-Tron Industries and then became the Tyndall Public Librarian.  After 21 years at the library she retired in 1994, but continued to be an avid reader until her death.  She also served as an Election Official for many years. She was Historical Coordinator for Tyndall’s Centennial Publications Committee and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, South Dakota Library Association and Bon Homme Heritage Association.   She conducted Girls State Orientation Sessions for District 7 American Legion Auxiliary for many years and served as an officer in most of her organizations.  She will be most remembered for her smile and positive attitude.
Evelyn is survived by her two daughters: Joanne (William) Balvin, Tyndall and Karen (Randy) Rasmussen, Dixon, Nebraska; five grandchildren: Matt Balvin and Emily (Scott) Balvin Weber and Daniel, Jeremy and Ryan Rasmussen; and one great-grandson: Tyler Weber.  She is also survived by two sisters: Lucille (Vern) Bures and Hazel Ferwerda and three brothers: Clarence, Frank and Don (Marie) Arneson.
Evelyn was preceded by her husband Joe on December 30, 2000, infant granddaughter Kelly Rasmussen, her parents, brother Lester and sister and husband Gladys and Carl Kryger, sister-in-law Kathryn Arneson and brother-in-law Noel Ferwerda.

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Im so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Evelyn. Always so hard to lose a parent, even in their older years and need our help even more, we continue to draw strength from them also. Their love and strength never ends. God bless evelyn and your whole family.

Don Glodowski Mar 4 2014 11:24 PM

my sincere sympathies, Joe is my dad's first cousin. Old Joe and John, my grandfather were brothers.You mother had a deep abiding faith which comforted her alot and kept her active too. Gratefully appreciate the friendship thru family ties.

ronald fuchs Feb 1 2014 10:11 AM

JoAnn & Family Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. It just isn't easy to say goodbye to a parent, even when you know that they are in a better place. Take Care & God be with you all! Terry & Ramona

Terry & Ramona Schroeder Feb 1 2014 8:22 AM

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a fine woman who lived her life to the fullest and brought joy to many. She will be greatly missed.

Jeanne Hoch Jan 31 2014 2:58 PM

So sorry to hear that your mom passed away, Joanne. May good memories bring tears of joy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Juanita and Ron Palsma Jan 31 2014 7:32 AM

Mrs. Fuchs will always have a special place in my heart for feeding my love of reading. I only really knew her as the librarian. When I was growing up, She would show me the new books and help me find something good to read. I never even knew there were library fines for late books til I was in 5th grade. Whenever my kids and I are in Tyndall, I never fail to point out the Tyndall Library and mention her.

Marty Grimme Jan 30 2014 5:28 PM

Heartfelt condolences on seeing that your mother Evelyn Fuchs passed away. She was a great lady.

Wilmer and Jennifer Rokusek Jan 30 2014 12:11 PM

Peace be with you.

Randal Bures Jan 30 2014 10:40 AM

Sorry to hear about Evelyn, we had just got the news about uncle Leo passing and then saw the papers on Evelyn. Evelyn was always concerned about everyone elses wellbeing above her own. Now she will have access to every book she wants in heaven. Roger and Sheila.

Roger and Sheila Hisek Jan 30 2014 9:05 AM

Please know that my thoughts are with you, and I pray our Lord keeps his comforting arms wrapped around you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss Joanne & family.

Jo Berndt Jan 30 2014 6:18 AM

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