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“So sorry for your lose. We knew DuWayne and her from church. Such wonderful people. Sending prayers for comfort.Donnie and Sue Grunzke. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Susan Grunzke - Alden, MN

“Kevin, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Nancy ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Nancy Mowry - Owatonna, MN

“Sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you and your family at this time! ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Chuck Brooks - Baltimore, MD


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Elizabeth "Beth" or "Liz" Evenson, the daughter of Irwin and Gladys Stauffenberg, was born in Winnebago, MN. After graduating from high school there, she attended the University of Texas, El Paso, studying Music. She was married to Stanley Boertje in 1953 and went on to have 6 children: Judith, Gregory, Rodney, Julie, Kevin and Eric.
Her mother passed away at an early age, and her father was remarried in 1964 to Adrienne Toft. She and her children, Dave, Barb, Sue and Wendy were important in Beth's life.
After her divorce in 1968, Beth moved back to Minnesota and worked most of her career at MRCI in Mankato, MN. In 1979, she took advantage of her family farm heritage and moved to rural Minnesota Lake, MN. She was active with Faribault County Hospice and home health care services during the following years.
In 1986, she married DuWayne Evenson. This union brought five more children into her life: Yancy, Kyle, Joni, Kam and Shawn. Beth and DuWayne traveled extensively and enjoyed farm life together. She spent many hours gardening and was an active participant in Festag/Hortag shows, earning many ribbons. Her many grandchildren became a huge joy in her life, and she devoted much of her time to them.
Suffering a brain stem stroke in July of 2000 derailed most of her activities. Many caregivers were involved over the next 19 years, and she appreciated all of their support. A special thanks goes to DuWayne, daughter Julie and friend Kay Beyer for their presence in her life.
Her death on July 22, 2019 was due to complications from her stroke. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerome Stauffenberg, plus many friends and relatives. Elizabeth will be missed by many and remembered as a kind, caring person and loving soul.
She is survived by her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extensive step family members and friends. A memorial and burial service will be held in October with notice to be made at a later date.