Mary Ann Evans
Mary Ann Evans, 80, Forest City passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date.Memorials may be directed to Forest Plaza Assisted Living,Forest City, in Mary’s name. Arrangements are with Cataldo Schott Funeral Home, Forest City.
Mary Ann Evans was born Nov. 7, 1937 in Decorah, the daughter of Myron and Ellen(Hildahl) Martinson. She graduated from Forest City High School with the class of 1955. She attended a year of college at Waldorf College. She married Adolph Swenson and they had two daughters, Melanie and Nancy
In 1980, Mary Ann married Ken Evans in Albert Lea, Minn. Mary Ann and Ken enjoyed their motorcycle trips to Sturgis and road trips in their Corvette. Mary Ann worked for many years at Compact Industries and Larson Manufacturing, Lake Mills. After retiring from Larson’s in 2003, she moved to Forest City, where she built her home at Bear Creek Ct.
Mary Ann enjoyed many years of traveling to different places. One of her greatest trips was traveling to Norway with her brother, Dale, sister, Chick, and their spouses. Mary Ann enjoyed walking, riding her bike, dancing, hardanger, rosemaling and baking lefse. She loved visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She currently resided at Forest Plaza Assisted Living.
Mary Ann is survived by daughters: Melanie (Mark) Richardson, Burlington; and Nancy (Dick) Welp, Forest City; six grandchildren: Matthew (Kelli) Welp, Adam(Katie) Welp, Jillian Welp and fiancé, Kolton Reed, Michael (Tessa) Richardson, Christopher Richardson and John Richardson five great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale Martinson, Radcliffe; sister, Elaine (Chick) Thurston and brother-in-law, Jack Thurston, Forest City; sister-in-law, Joanne Evans, Albert Lea, Minn.; and brother-in-law, Andy Tatarek, Albert Lea, Minn.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken; brother-in-law, Eugene Evans; and sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Tatarek and Adoline Martinson.