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Ernest Evanson

Ernest Evanson, 87, of Northwood, ND passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home in Mesa, AZ, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood.

Ernie was born January 23, 1930 in Northwood, ND to Henry and Bertina (Pederson) Evanson. He was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. Ernie grew up in Northwood and graduated high school in 1948. After high school, he attended Ag College/NDSU for two years. Ernie joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea from November 1952 - September 1953. On Feburary 4, 1956, Ernie married Rachel Bjerke. He worked as a farmer and a salesman at Custom Marketing. Ernie served on the Country ASC Board and the Northwood City Council. He was a member of the Northwood American Legion, VFW and the Korean Group.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel, Northwood; daughters: Laurel (Bruce) Klicker, Fosston, MN; Deborah Larson (Troy Beaudette), Northwood; sister, Lavonne Jacobson, Larimore, ND; grandchildren: Melissa (Ron) Bergman, Bradley Goss, Andrew Goss, Tyler Larson, Samantha Larson; great-grandchildren: Noah Bergman and Carter Larson; Ernie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, son, David; brother, Maynard; and sister, Bernita;


Friday, December 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bilden-Askew Funeral Home
219 Second Ave
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

Prayer Service

Friday, December 15, 2017
7:00 PM

Bilden-Askew Funeral Home
219 Second Ave
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:30 AM

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
220 South Dohney Street
Northwood, ND 58267

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Rachel, Deb, and Laurie, We are so blessed to have known Ernie and share hockey tournaments, weekends at the lake, and of course the tornado re-pairs with him and you. He will live on in our memories. Our prayers are with you. Love , Chris and Judy Klaus

Judy and Chris Klaus Dec 14 2017 12:00 AM

Rachel and family So sorry to hear about Ernie. Hugs to you Rachel! Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Shawn thorvilson Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ernie had a huge heart and was always very kind. May he Rest in peace.

Brenda Hartmann Dec 11 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Ernie.

leah knain ericksone Dec 11 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your memories strong.

Diane Rudrud Nielsen Dec 9 2017 12:00 AM

Our love & sympathy to you and yours.

Paulette Bob Deutsch Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM