Ellsworth Lyle Evenson, age 84, of Hudson, WI, formerly of New Richland, MN, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2020, at The Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, MN.
Ellsworth was born on May 7, 1936, on the family farm in New Richland, MN to parents Arthur and Alice (Sunde) Evenson. He graduated from New Richland High School where he played football and was on the wrestling team. After high school Ellsworth enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon his return to the U.S., he began working for the Brown Printing Company in Waseca, MN. He continued his successful career in the printing industry holding sales and management positions while working with different national and international companies. Ellsworth was a talented artist, and created many comic style drawings. He also had a passion for reading and will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Warren Routh, Rodney Hatle, and John Walstrom, the Vintage Vikings. The men and their spouses enjoyed many celebrations and trips together.
Ellsworth will remain in the hearts of his wife Karen; children Amy Morris, Kyle Evenson and Marne Dallenbach; stepchildren Michael Odle, and Katherine (Mathew) Wollersheim; grandchildren Jack Morris, Margaret Morris, Landon Dallenbach, and Laura Dallenbach; siblings Eilene Johnson, Winston Evenson, Kathryn Parriott, JoAnne Cherrington, and Charles Evenson, as well as his in-laws, many nieces and nephews and other extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger Evenson.
A service for Ellsworth will be planned in the spring. Memorials can be sent to LeSueur River Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 457, New Richland, MN 56072