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Oscar (Scotty) Evenson


April 18, 2018

Jan. 27, 1931 – March 18, 2018

Oscar (Scotty) Vincent Evenson, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Salem on the evening of March 18, 2018.

He was born Jan. 27, 1931 in Sisseton, S.D. to Oscar and Jennie Evenson, the second-youngest of eight children.

A three-sport athlete, he excelled at football, basketball and track for Sisseton High School, graduating in 1950. Shortly thereafter, he served his country during the Korean War as a member of the 196th Regimental Combat Team.

During his time in the service, he wed his high school sweetheart, Arlene Westby. After his honorable disch...

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