57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Evelyn (Evie) Elaine Spring, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at Samaritan
Bethany care facility in Rochester, Minnesota, due to complications of cancer on
November 3, 2020.
Evelyn was born in Saint Charles, Minnesota, on July 25, 1927, to Charles and
Maude (Turner) LaRocque. Evelyn graduated high school from Elgin in 1946.
Following WW II, she married Laurel Louis Spring on September 14, 1948, and
they farmed in Fairwater Valley in Elba, Viola, and Elgin, before settling to live in
the village of Elgin. During that time, they had three children Michael Louis,
Rickey Laurel, and Timothy Charles Spring. For over 60 years she loved to
bake, cook, and can garden produce. She carried on these traditions with her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn worked for the United States
Postal Service for 28 years as a postal clerk, before her retirement in 1995.
Evelyn was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Elgin and later
in Plainview. Evelyn was the organist at UMC for over 45 years. She played
many duets with her close friend, Phyllis Maercklein, and also sang for
weddings, funerals and church services. Music was an important part of her life,
and one that she passed on to her family. Evelyn loved to travel on tour bus
trips and was able to see many scenic places in the country. She will be
remembered for her kindness, friendship, and most of all, love of family.
Evelyn is survived by Tim, Carol, and grandchildren Samuel and Dicey Spring of
Minnesota City; grandchildren, Deanna (Spring), Charlie, great grandchildren
Jeana, Megan, and Tyler Constans of Eyota; Jennifer (Spring), Butch, great
grandchildren Nicholas and MaKenna Pearson of Pequot Lakes; Richard (Lori)
Spring of Millville, and grandchildren Michael and Katie Spring and
great-grandchild Madelyn of Eyota, Haley (Spring) and Ryan Grobe of St.
Charles; Michelle (Spring), Steve and great-grandchildren Tanner and Spencer
Burton of Stewartville, Janeal (Spring) and great-grandchild Grayson Lee of
Appleton, WI; Darin Spring of St. Paul; Sharon (Spring) and Jeremy Heyer of
Rochester; and Crystal Spring of Minneapolis. Evelyn is also survived by
nephews, Tom and Susan Holst of Cottage Grove, Randy and Susan Holst of
Eden Prairie; Dan and Colleen Holst of Shakopee; Steve and Patty Holst of
Sebring, FL; William and Melanie Holst of Plainview; Gerald Simon of Elba, and
Leo Simon in Caledonia, and niece, Sharon (Kellam) Haack of Plainview.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Sonny, her parents, sons
Michael and Rick, daughter-in-law Jean; sisters, Darlene (LaRocque) Holst,
infant Dorothy Gene LaRocque, Elva LaRocque, and Violet (Kellam) Simon; and
brothers, Clyde LaRocque, Ardell LaRocque, and Valentine Kellam; nephew,
The family would like to thank Pastors Cheryl Nymann and Deanna Woodward
for pastoral support, and friends, Phyllis Maercklein and Sharon Krenzke for
assisting in caregiving.
Funeral service is Friday, November 6, 2:00 pm at Peace United Methodist
Church, Elgin, with Pastor Cheryl Nymann officiating. Burial will follow at the
Elgin Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Covid-19 restrictions will be followed.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with