Evelyn M. Holland

GRANADA – Funeral services for Evelyn M. Holland, 94, of Granada, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Evelyn passed away Monday morning, July 15, 2013, at the Truman Senior Living Manor in Truman, Minn.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the time of service from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Evelyn Marjorie (Schock) Holland was born April 21, 1919, in rural Granada, Minn., the daughter of Frederic and Myrtle (Richardson) Schock. She was baptized at the Lutheran church in Blue Earth, Minn., and grew up on the family farm, attending Granada School and graduating from Granada High School in 1938. Following her graduation, Evelyn helped on the farm and worked for neighbor ladies with housework, canning, and cooking for threshers. On March 25, 1944, Evelyn married Irvin Holland in Fairmont, Minn. Together, the couple made their home on a farm in Frost, Minn., for two years before moving to a farm northeast of Granada and then moved to their farm in Pleasant Prairie Township in 1947. In 1997, Evelyn and Irvin purchased their farm. Evelyn continued to help on the farm and she took great pride in raising a large garden as well as growing lots of flowers. Evelyn had a love of art and began drawing at a young age. She graduated from the Norman Rockwell School of Art in Mass., by correspondence and throughout the years painted a lot of pictures which she sold or gave as gifts. Evelyn also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and working on crafts. She was a member of Pleasant Prairie St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for 50 years until it closed. She was also a member of the Women’s Guild and was Treasurer for eight years. Irvin passed away in June 2000. Evelyn continued to live on the farm for a total of 62 years. In August 2009, she moved to Truman Assisted Living in Truman, Minn.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Linda Sakato of Chandler, Ariz.; a nephew, Greg Schock and his wife, Lori of Granada, Minn.; one great-nephew and one great-niece; as well as many cousins, extended family and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frederic and Myrtle Schock; husband, Irvin Holland; son-in-law, Gary Sakato; brother, Duane Schock; sister-in-law, Verlaine Schock; nephew, Douglas Schock; and niece, Deborah Schock.