Beatrice Evelyn Kruger (my mother) passed peacefully at her home near Whalen, MN Friday February 11. She was 78. Evelyn, as she was know to those who enjoyed her life, was an avid gardener, feeder of countless wild birds, exquisite needle point artist, tireless community volunteer. She gave hours of service to the Whalen Stand Still parade, the Democratic Party, her church, the Lanesboro Blood Mobile, Planned Parenthood. She enjoyed travel with her family, and before retiring to the Lanesboro area had a long & satisfying career as an office manager, and owned and operated a small family business with her 3 sons and her husband in London, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her husband Elmer, her mother & father, Godfred & Rose Godfredson, her sister Rosemary Smith. She is survived by her brother Peder Godfredson, her daughter Margaret, her sons, David, Howard & Paul and her grandchildren Jennifer, Rose, Alex, Eli, Zachary, Rebecca, Sarah, David, Molly, Tony, Ryan, & Julie. Services will be held next Wednesday (February 24) at 10 am at the Whalen Lutheran Church followed by a reception & luncheon.
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