Evelyn Klute - August 29, 2009Evelyn Joseph Klute, 80, of Hampton, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Zion Lutheran Church, northeast of Hampton. Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.
Memorials may be made in care of the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Evelyn Ann Joseph Klute, daughter of Einer and Bothilda (Sorensen) Elkjer, was born in Hampton on June 4, 1929.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Kronborg. She attended rural school and graduated from Hampton High School Class of 1947. She attended York College to become an elementary school teacher and private tutor.
On Sept. 23, 1949, she married Reuben C. Joseph at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Kronborg. They had two sons, Jan and Jerl. They farmed north of Hampton, before moving into Hampton in 1982. Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for Ericksen Sales and Service for 20 years and then in the accounting department of United Coop for 15 years. Her husband died on Nov. 7, 1995.
On Nov. 27, 1998, she was united in marriage to Don Klute.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a past member of the Zion Ladies Aid and Sunday School teacher. She was a 4-H leader and American Legion Auxiliary member. She was a charter member of the Triple M Extension Club and served on the Extension Board. She also was a volunteer at Hampton Elementary, the Cancer Society, the Bloodmobile and read at Colonial Corners and the Library Story Hour. She enjoyed the piano, poetry prose.
Survivors include her husband, Don Klute of Hampton; two sons, Jan (Ann) Joseph of Aurora and Jerl (Debbie) Joseph of Hampton; step-children, Barbara (Loren) Wroblewski of St. Paul and Steve (Kimm) Klute of Bradshaw; five grandchildren, Katie Ann, Jill Lyn, Amos, Eric and Tyler; five great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; sister, Verdella (Dean) Smith of Atlantic, Iowa and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband.