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Twyla Evenson

Twyla Evenson, 86, of Northwood, ND and formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Twyla Thingelstad was born February 25, 1933 in Northwood, ND to Edwin and Alice (Storlie) Thingelstad. She grew up in Northwood and graduated from Northwood High School. Twyla attended University of North Dakota, where she took classes for journalism. On December 31, 1964, Twyla married Douglas MacArthur Evenson in Grand Forks, ND. They lived in Grand Forks before moving to Bloomington, MN. Twyla also lived in Brooklyn Park and Plymouth, MN before moving to Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood in May of 2018. She enjoyed painting, golfing, planting flowers, writing poetry and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Mikel Evenson, Prescott, AZ; daughter, Jeanette Evenson, Plymouth, MN; grandchildren: Eugene (Loree) Gaikowski and their children: Carter, Nathan, and Madaline; Neil Gaikowski and his children: Aleshka and Austin; Darcy (Andy) Novak and their children: Andrew, Anthony, Alex, and Aiden; Amber (Quentin) Guck and their son, Asher; Terry Evenson; brother-in-law, Wallace Gylten; Twyla is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Douglas; and siblings: Arlayne, LeRoy (Mary Jane) and Lola (Bob).

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I wanted to share this poem Auntie Twy wrote to myself and my sisters Pam and Paula, after we had been there and helped her go thru stuff, Her niece Kathy was there several times she popped in to help. twyla wrote us the following . My days are filled with happy thoughts, Of all the joy your kindness brought, From the very day that you arrived, Not one moment was I deprived. Of love and laughter and meals so fine. No matter where we chose to dine. You attacked my office of unsorted stashes. Despite the horror of those hot flashes !!!! Soon my office of mess and gloom. Became a most inviting room. Than just to treat ourselves, I think. We wrapped our " bods" in expensive MINK ! Your gifts of jackets, shirts, and such. Was just your way of another fine touch. Because of your kindness, Oh so nice. May God send you "Blessings, Not once---- but twice!!!!

Penne DesPois Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Twyla Evenson

Sue Fourniea Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

Auntie Twy was a very special person to all that knew her. She was always so much fun to spend time with ! I saw her as often as I could, We had numerous phone conversations, she was a great friend and Auntie. I like my sister Paula when growing up got very excited when Uncle Doug and Aunt Twyla were coming for a visit, many fond memories of Twyla. I will Love her and miss her always. Happy to know Twyla is at peace, no pain, and she is with the Love of her life her Husband Doug.

Penne DesPois he niece in Oregon Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Twyla Evenson

Penne DesPois her niece in Oregon Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

I remember spending summers at Aunt Twyla's house and having so much fun! She would definitely would spoil us. She was such a fun person and always laughing. Going to miss her !

Jenny King Dec 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Twyla Evenson

Paula Dec 15 2019 12:00 AM

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