June 14, 1934 - April 1, 2023
April 12, 2023
Evelyn Webster-Ballweber, 88, of Minot, N.D., died April 1, 2023 in a Minot assisted living center.
She was surrounded by five generations of her family.
Evelyn Elaine Webster was born on June 14, 1934, near Roseglen, N.D., to Leon and Bertha (Hanson) Webster. She was raised on that farm and a farm near Deering, N.D., and attended country school.
Evelyn was once married to Jack Burtch and they made their home on a farm southeast of Deering and were the parents of Carol and Tim.
After they were divorced, Evelyn was employed as a cook at various restaurants in Minot. She moved to Apache Junction, Ariz., in the late 1970s and owned and operated Evelyn's Buffet.
She later moved to Sweet Home, where she was employed at the Wiley Creek Retirement Community as a cook.
Evelyn married Thomas Ballweber on April 20, 1991, and they made their home in Sweet Home.
Mr. Ballweber died on May 27, 2005.
Shortly thereafter, Evelyn returned to Deering before moving to Edgewood Vista 2.75 years ago.
Evelyn's hobbies and special interests included cooking, gardening, jig-saw puzzles and she could play a "mean" game of whist. Also, she loved spending time with her family, including her 12 great-grand-children and seven great- great-grandchildren.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Carol (Jerry) Hansen of Deering and Tim (LuAnn) Burtch of Sawyer, N.D .; grandchildren Lauren Zeretzke, Darren and Wayne Hansen, Blaine (Jodi) Burtch, Buffie (Neil) Brown and Beth (Roger) Kraft; siblings Nellie Burtch and Tom Webster (Marlene) of Minot, and Cleone (Jim) Okken of Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom; and siblings Hans, Jake, Helen, Dot, Dorothy "Pinky", Betty, Marge, Ella, Jerry, Dave and Lyle.
A celebration of the life of Evelyn will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 23 in Edgewood-West, Minot.
Memories and condolences may be shared at http://www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Family Funeral Home – Minot has been entrusted with the arrangements.