Evelyn Gerving, 91, Bismarck, passed away on Nov. 29, 2020 of natural causes. A private funeral service will be held. A service livestream will be available 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
Evelyn was born on May 30, 1929, in Glen Ullin, the daughter of Jack and Monica (Hertz) Schaaf.
She married Bennie Gerving on June 7, 1948. They made their home on a farm near Glen Ullin. To this union, 10 children were born. After 30 years of farming, they retired and moved to Bismarck.
Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles, knitting and playing pinochle. She loved to bargain shop and give her finds away to those she loved.
She is survived by her children, Loreli (Ron) Dykema, LaVerne (Jerry) Ripplinger, DuWayne (Beverly) Gerving, Lola (Tom) Tomek, Lucy (Roger) Friesz, Louise (Clark) Wetzel, Lanette (David) Hellman and LeeAnn (Jim) Thiel; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie; sons, David and Donald; and two grandchildren, Pam and Zachery.