Evelyn Grace Johnson Styles passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at the Wakonda Heritage Manor, Wakonda, at the age or 93 years.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with burial at BluffView Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.
The daughter of Norwegian immigrant mother, Anna Skarsam Johnson and Swedish immigrant father, Gustav Adolph Johnson was born Nov. 16, 1916, Yankton County, Viborg, SD.
She attended Lone Star School, rural Viborg. She was baptized at the Elm Lutheran Church, Dec. 10, 1916 and confirmed at Elm Lutheran.
She was united in marriage to George E. Styles on Oct. 31, 1937 at the Lutheran Parsonage, Yankton. He passed away July 25, 1987. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary, Vermillion.
She spent lots of time in her youth helping on the family farm. After her marriage she was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Ann Peterson, Vermillion, Kay Styles, Wakonda, Tonya Haukaas, New London, MO; son, Mark Styles, Vermillion; grandchildren, Scott Peterson and Amy Fedoruk of Aberdeen, Kevin and Christy Peterson of Menonomie, WI, DeAnn and David DeJean of Fremont, NE, Dennis J. Peterson, Iowa, Greg Styles of Vermillion, Amanda Haukaas of Belle Fouche, Ashley, Wyatt and Tyler Haukass, New London, MO; great-grandchildren, Alexa and Nicholas DeJean, Fremont, NE, Kaden and Cole Peterson, Aberdeen, Hunter and Olivia Haukaas of Belle Fouche; several nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Styles; daughter, Sandra Kay Loupe; and a son, Dennis G. Styles; sisters, Myrtle Larsen, Bernice Delaney and two infant sisters; half-sisters, Regna Dwyer, Alice Harrington and Marie Hansen; a brother, Arlo Johnson; and foster brother, Robert Terrior.
If love could have saved you: You would not have died.
If tears could bring you back: You'd be by our side.
It broke our hearts to love you; but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
God takes us one by one and breaks the family chain.
But somewhere in the better land our chain will link again.
Thank you to all the care givers at the Wakonda Heritage Manor who took care of our mother the past four years plus, to all who visited her, and sent cards. Although she did not always communicate a lot the last years she always had a smile on her face.
Iverson-Siecke-Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.koberfuneralhome.com.