Evelyn Westerness

COLUMBUS Evelyn Westerness, 83, Columbus, formerly of Powers Lake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1929, to Newell and Lila Thomas, in Waterloo, Iowa. She married Clarence Westerness on Aug. 9, 1948.

Survivors: sons, Wayne, New Salem, Norman and Marvin, both Columbus; daughter, Clarice Brorby, Noonan; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Marion Dahl, Redfield, S.D., Marjorie Oas, Bismarck, Renee Thomas, of Missouri; brother, Mark, of Oklahoma.

Funeral: Thursday, 2 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Columbus.

Burial: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, south of Columbus.

Visitation: Today, 3 to 7 p.m., in Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby, and Thursday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.