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Karssen, Evert 1930-2009


Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 10/6/2017 at 09:38:58

Source: Hawarden Independent (5-28-2009)

Birth: June 4, 1930
Death: May 20, 2009

Evert J. Karssen, 78, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawarden Community Church with Reverend Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Monday, with the family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hawarden Community Church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Evert J. Karssen was born June 4, 1930 at Lismore, Minnesota, the son of Evert “Ed” and Jen (Schmidt) Karssen. He attended school at Rock Valley, Iowa. Evert married Jo Ann Eben April 28, 1951 in Luverne, Minnesota. They made their home in Rock Valley prior to his service with the US Army beginning in February of 1952. Following the service they made their home in Hawarden, Iowa where he was employed as a mechanic at Truesdell Motors. Evert was a member of the Hawarden Community Church and enjoyed camping and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; daughter, Sandy Buffington and husband Earl of Hawarden; three grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, and Sarah; and his brother, Bernard “Dutch” Karssen and wife Carol of Springfield, Missouri.

Evert was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Kevin and an infant daughter, Julie.


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