JACKSON - Funeral services for Evelyn M. Hample, 105, of Jackson, were held yesterday, Aug. 29, in Jackson. She was buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Jackson.
Evelyn passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Sanford Jackson Hospital. Osterberg Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn Marjorie (Nielson) Hample was born July 11, 1908, in Rembrandt, Iowa, the daughter of Willis Grant and Anna (Siefken) Caskey. She attended school in Rembrandt, Iowa. On April 25, 1928, she was united in marriage to George Nielson at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont. After marriage, they lived and farmed in Middletown Township until 1973. Winter retirement found her and George spending many years enjoying winters in Mesa, Ariz. She was married to George Nielson for 55 years. George passed away on May 30, 1983. She was a busy farm wife and mother, wonderful seamstress and in spare time she crocheted afghans to be given away and also raising a yard of beautiful flowers. She and George also maintained the flower gardens for many years for Natural's. On June 9, 1993, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Hample and they made their home in Jackson. Lloyd passed away on Oct. 14, 2001. She continued to make her home in Jackson. In 2008, she became a resident of the Jackson Good Samaritan Center. Evelyn had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson since 1924, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church Women's club for many years. She was one of the founding members of the Middletown Women's Club, where she had been an officer. She was the clerk for the school board at District #60 for 30 years. She had been a 4-H leader with Bill Schneider, when he first started, for several years. She made macram belts that were sold to Dayton's.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Robert (Lillian) Nielson; and two daughters, Margie Lusk and Janet (Kenneth) Bargfrede, all of Jackson; stepson, Richard Hample; and step-daughter, Lorna Bader; 19 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Blomgren of Osseo, Minn., Opal Holmgren of Willmar and Joyce Clemons of Sheridan, Wyo.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, George and Lloyd; a daughter, Patricia Rentschler; a grandson, Scott Nielson; sons-in-law, David Rentschler and Charlie Lusk, Jr.; brothers, Raymond, Lawrence, Roy, Ernie, Richard, Donald, and Harold Caskey; and a sister, Hazel Pederson.
Blessed be the memory of Evelyn Marjorie Nielson Hample.