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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Evelyn Curtiss
February 4, 1935 - April 17, 2021

Place of Birth: Powers Lake, ND
Residence: Tioga, ND
Age: 86



Evelyn was born Feb.4, l935, in Powers Lake, ND, the daughter of Einar and Mabel (Westerness) Benson. She spent her childhood in Morris and Holloway, MN and Columbus, ND. She graduated in 1953 from Columbus High School as Valedictorian. After earning her teaching certificate in two years, she began teaching in rural Tioga, at the Wolla School.

On August 11, l957, she was united in marriage to Earl Curtiss at First Lutheran Church, Tioga. The kids from the Wolla School were not happy about Earl stealing their teacher. They continued to make their home in Tioga, where Evelyn worked with Earl, at Basin Pipe Line Const. Co. until 1986. She was also employed by R. A. Prather & Sons and Pool Well Service, before retiring in 1986. Earl passed away in March of 1997, and Evelyn continued to live in Tioga.

She was active at First Lutheran, White Earth Bay Development Corp, Tioga American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #139 and she enjoyed doing hardanger. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn demonstrated her faith in Christ by serving others at First Lutheran, and praying for family, friends, and others.
She passed peacefully at Tioga Medical Center- Long Term Care on April 17, 2021, surrounded by her
family.

She is survived by a son, Charles (Sharon) Curtiss, of Mandan; daughters, Evonne (Rick) Hickok of Williston, and Cathy (Rod) Woodward of Brainerd, MN; grandchildren, Carl (Fiancé- Mattea) Curtiss, Eric (Micah) Curtiss, Sarah Curtiss, Jessica (Aaron) Barclay, Briana Bitterman, and Jayme (Matthew) Jorstad; six great-grandchildren, Madisyn, McCoy, Marshall, and Micah Jorstad, Bruce Barclay, and Evelyn Grace Curtiss; one brother, LeRoy (Marsha) Benson of Williston; sisters-in-law, Maryann Yoder, Hephzibah, GA., Eleanor (Norman) Kostad of Watford City; many nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to mention all by name. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl and her parents.

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Renae Schneider (Custer, SD)
Apr 18, 2021
So sorry to hear about Evelyns passing. Cherish all the memories you have of her. Thoughts and prayers to the Curtiss family.
Debi Messersmith (WILLISTON, ND)
Apr 18, 2021
I am so so sorry for your loss. I loved your Mom. She was always so nice. My Mom and your Mom are back together now. They were good friends in High School. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure Patty was there to welcome your Mom in Heaven.
Colette Lind (Princeton, MN)
Apr 19, 2021
Evonne, So sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Linda (Davidson) Wooters (Denton, TX)
Apr 19, 2021
Evelyn Benson Curtiss, the BEST first grade teacher that Wally Fretland and I could have ever had!! Wolla School was so much fun. Getting together a few years back, reminiscing and going out to the school and to our farms, what a treat!! Evelyn was with us at this Wolla School Reunion. She has sent me a Christmas letter every single year. Thank you for the PRECIOUS MEMORIES, Evelyn Curtiss. Sending Love, Thoughts and Prayers to the entire family.
Gina Cook (Lake Havasu City , Arizona )
Apr 22, 2021
Cathy,
Thinking about you and sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult and sad time. I hope you find comfort in all your cherished memories.
Marlys Aubol (New Town, ND)
Apr 23, 2021
Sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. I met her through the American Legion Auxiliary. She was such a kind lady. May you be comforted by many memories.

Marlys Aubol, past department president 2013-14. ND American Legion Auxiliary
Jeffery Herman (Bismarck, ND)
Apr 25, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. I knew Evelyn from work when she ran the store back in the late 70's and 80's while I worked for RA Prather and Sons that eventually became Pool Well Service out of Tioga. God Bless and Godspeed.
Randa Eldred (Bismarck, Nd)
Apr 28, 2021
Evonne and Rick, sincerest sympathy to you as you grieve the loss of your Mother. May the joy of Christ’s resurrection comfort you now and alway. You are in my thoughts. Randa Eldred
Kathleen Key Imes (Rural Ray)
Apr 29, 2021
I got to know Evelyn when I had my law office in Tioga. I admired and respected her. My sincere condolences to her family.
Steve Springan (Stanley)
Apr 30, 2021
Very sorry on your loss. I was on a group home board for many years with Evelyn and Phyllis Greer. They were the two best gals ever! I am forwarding on a memorial to the Group Home. Bless her memory.
Brenda and Gary Stowe (Rochester , MN)
May 2, 2021
Our sincerest sympathies at the loss of your mother. Evelyn was such a sweetheart and so kind. I will always think of her smiling!

She is safe in Jesus' care now, and can walk again without effort. Remember Isaiah 41. Hugs and prayers.
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