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Evelyn Huppert

Evelyn Claire Huppert, "Grandma Evie," age 91, of Prescott, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

She was born March 24, 1918, in Maiden Rock, Wis., daughter of Walter and Ethel (Morrison) Arnold. Evelyn married Ben Huppert in May of 1938 at St. Mary's (Big River) Catholic Church. He preceded her in death in 1976. Evelyn was a long time employee of Smead Mfg Company in Hastings.

She was known for her gardening skills and for cooking fabulous foods for her loved ones. Evelyn was fond of music, reading, and her dear cats, Ginger, Dingbat, and Sherlock. Her well coordinated, sometimes flamboyant clothing was a reflection of her interesting and charming personality. Time spent with her family was her great love and she will be a part of their lives forever.

Evelyn is survived by her three children, Bernard (Sandra) Huppert of Hudson, Wis., Joanne (Charles) Krulas of Rochester, Minn., and Dorothy (Al Altendorfer) Johnson of Hastings, Minn.; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; six brothers and sisters; and one great-grandson.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Father Ed Shuttleworth officiated. Interment was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary's cemetery.

The family of Evie would like to send a sincere thank you to all the staff at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community for their wonderful care and compassion.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Prescott is assisting the family with arrangements.