BACKUS -- Gerald Eveland, 81, Backus, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Cokato Manor in Cokato.
He was born March 2, 1921, in Backus to Ray and Flora (Arbogast) Eveland. He worked as a deputy sheriff and probation officer for Cass County. He was co-founder of Eveland's Inc. in Backus.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; two sons, Bruce, Backus, and Randy, New York; three daughters, Linda Smith, Buffalo, Shelby Ecker, Cokato, and Dawne Eveland, Edina; stepdaughter, Debi Gebert, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six brothers, Bert, Earl, Duane, Glen and Donald, all of Backus, and Larry, Brazil; and three sisters, Betty Bettex, France, Carol Eveland and Mona Bean, Backus.
His first wife, Bernadine, a brother, John, an infant brother, Dwight, two sisters, Helen and Gladys, and a grandson, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Backus with Pastor Jeffrey Broom officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Backus.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River and an hour before services Friday at the church.
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