Evelyn Pauline Gerlach


August 19, 1922 - February 25, 2016



Evelyn Pauline Gerlach was born August 19, 1922, at Stickney, SD, to Albert and Gladys (Younie) Moller. She was baptized at the Mount Carmel Church rural Mount Vernon. She attended school in Aurora County, graduated from Stickney High in 1940 and then graduated from the Notre Dame Academy in Mitchell. Evelyn taught school in rural Stickney and lived with the Fred Bruinsma family during her teaching years. On May 12, 1943, she married Lorenz Gerlach at her parent’s home. She was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Dimock. The couple lived and farmed east of Corsica until retiring in 1980 and moved to Mitchell. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Dimock.

Evelyn is survived by a son, Dwight (Sherry) Gerlach of Corsica, two daughters, Maryjane Buzay of Ramsey, MN, Marilyn (Lyle) Reimnitz of Mount Vernon, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters, Marylouise Weiland of Mitchell, Phyllis Wieczorek of Corsica and two sisters-in-law, Lois Moller of Mitchell and Wilma (Ray) Bogenhagen of Dell Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenz, a daughter Ladonna, two grandsons, Brian and Patrick, one son-in-law, Paul Buzay, her parents and her brother, Gilbert Moller.



Monday, February 29, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Dimock, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Anne Hill on March 1, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the promises in God's word the Bible bring comfort to your hearts at this difficult time. The promises that give me faith... can be found at
( Psalms 37:11) (John 5:28-29) (Acts 24:15) and (Revelation 21:4) they are all assured by God's love for us and Jesus' ransom sacrifice. (Psalms 83:18)
Posted by Pam Goldammer on February 27, 2016
A Prayer for Evelyn’s Children
By Pam Goldammer

A gentle heart,
A peaceful soul
The world has lost a friend
So I am very thankful
You were with her at the end

You prayed with her
You sang with her
You gently held her hand
So she could pass so peacefully
Into the promised land

She loved her husband,
Loved her kin –
Three daughters and a son
A mother’s love could not be more
She loves you, every one!

I pray for comfort from the pain
Of losing your dear mother
I mourn with you and recognize
That there could be no other

Now as her body’s laid to rest
We show our best behavior
At rest with Lorenz and Ladonna
And with her Lord and Savior

And so I sing a song of praise
To God the Holy One
Who gives us peace and strength and love
Through Jesus Christ, His Son
Posted by Pamela Goldammer on February 27, 2016
My love for Aunt Evelyn, and my prayers and love for her family. Aunt Evelyn is now with her husband Lorenz, her daughter Ladonna, her brother Gilbert, her parents Albert and Gladys, her grandsons Brian dnd Patrick, and her son-in-law Paul. May they celebrate their reunion, as we mourn their absence. My fervent prayer: Lord, our God, your Grace is a purifying fire. Amen.
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