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1933 Eddie 2024

Edward F Everson II

December 11, 1933 — March 12, 2024

Bismarck

In Loving Memory of Edward Everson, Master Upholsterer and Creator of Beauty.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Edward F. Everson, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and master upholsterer, who departed us from this world on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Born on December 11, 1933 to Ed and Emma (Koch) Everson in rural Ramsey County, North Dakota. Eddie was gifted with a natural talent and a keen eye for craftsmanship. Having spent much of his upbringing and early twenties in Devils Lake, Eddie helped as a farmhand and developed his ability to face any situation head on. He could fix and create anything into something that worked and was also beautiful; including the noise of an accordion which was his instrument of choice and which he mastered in order to create beautiful tunes his family would sing and dance to on many occasions.

Through those experiences he dedicated his life to the art of upholstery and opened his first shop in 1968. His hands possessed a rare gift to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, to breathe new life into worn-out furniture, and to make every piece he touched radiate with beauty and elegance.

As an upholster Eddie was an artist in every sense of the word. With skillful precision and boundless creativity, he could turn even the most dilapidated chairs, sofas, and ottomans into works of art that would leave admirers in awe. His craftsmanship was unparalleled, his attention to detail meticulous, and his dedication to his craft unwavering.

But Eddie's talents extended far beyond the realm of upholstery. He possessed a remarkable ability to see beauty in the most unlikely places and to turn life's challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation. 

One such challenge included marrying the love of his life after courting her for six years with pure dedication and precision to win her favor. He then continued on a beautiful journey with Louise in raising three children, Bonita, Deanna, and Miles. Between three kids he served as not only their father, but as their protector, scout master, dance partner, shoulder to cry on, and sturdy foundation. His resilience in the face of any and all adversity that came their way served as an inspiration to all who knew him, reminding us all that even in our darkest moments, there is always the potential for something beautiful to emerge.

Overall, Eddie was a devoted family man who cherished his loved ones above all else. Many of those who knew him knew that if Eddie was around, his camera wasn’t far away. His biggest joy was capturing the beautiful smiles and moments he shared with his loved ones. For them, he was a pillar of strength and support, offering words of wisdom, encouragement, and unconditional love to his family and friends. His kindness, generosity, and infectious laughter will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Though Eddie may no longer be with us in body, his spirit will live on through the countless lives he touched and the beauty he created. His legacy of creativity, resilience, and love will continue to inspire us for generations to come.

In honor of Eddie's memory, let us celebrate the beauty he brought into the world and strive to emulate his unwavering positivity, creativity, and resilience in our own lives.

Rest in peace, Eddie. Your legacy of creating beauty out of the broken will forever be remembered and cherished.

Eddie will be missed by his wife of 66 years, Louise; children, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two sisters, Becky (Gary) Bertsch and Susan Casson. 

He is reunited in Heaven with his parents and two brothers, Leland and Joey. 

Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 508 Raymond St, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, March 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

A rosary/vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

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Mass

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

519 Raymond St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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