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April 24, 1936 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Private Family Interment

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Gale June Evenski, age 82, of Howard Lake, MN passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

She was born on Friday, April 24, 1936 in Annandale, MN the daughter of Ernest and Helen (Groves) Hendrickson.

On October 21, 1958, she was united in marriage to Orvin Stephen Evenski at Annandale Evangelical Free Church. Their marriage was blessed with three loving children Deborah G. (Gerry) Harden, Stephen (Norma) Evenski and Jeffrey (Toni Mills) Evenski.

After the death of her spouse, Gale reconnected with her high school sweetheart, Bob Bates, and they were married in 2006.

She enjoyed cooking and dancing. She always lived life to the fullest!

Preceded in death by her parents and her first husband Orvin Evenski.

She is survived by her husband Bob Bates; her children; grandchildren Shaun (Emily) James, Shane (Amy) James, Lauren Evenski, Bret Evenski, Alex Evenski, Andrew “Andy” Evenski and Maggie Evenski; five great-grandchildren; sisters Bonnie (Brad) Hayes, Betty Smith and Jackie Hendrickson; other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Cokato City Cemetery, Cokato, MN. Friends and relatives are invited to a celebration of life at Gale and Bob’s home in Howard Lake, MN beginning at 1 PM following interment on Saturday.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Waconia Ridgeview Hospice Team and St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, MN for their loving care of our precious mother.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, served the family.

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