Goldie Marie Evans


February 8, 1922 - June 23, 2012




Goldie Marie Evans was born February 8, 1922 to Anton and Aleda (Meiers) Messer, at White Lake.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church, White Lake.  She graduated from White Lake High School in 1939 and then worked at Hanten Merchantile. On April 17, 1947, she was united in marriage to Richard Evans at Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church. They began their life together on a farm seven miles north of White Lake until March of 1950, when they moved to a farm twelve miles north of White Lake in Patten Township. That would be her home for the next sixty-one years until she became a resident of the Aurora Brule Nursing Home in February of 2011.

Goldie was active in community and church organizations.  She was a member of the Community Extension Club, Fortnightly Club and was a 4-H leader for over twenty years.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, LWML and taught Sunday School and Bible School. Goldie loved children and enjoyed babysitting neighbor children while their parents were working. She retired from this in 2000 when she said, “I ran out of kids”.  Goldie loved sewing, cooking, baking and recipe books. She continued to spot new or different recipes giving them to her daughters with a subtle hint of “you could maybe try this”.  Goldie loved flowers and plants. In her room at the nursing home she continued to have a few plants and loved to have a vase of fresh cut flowers sitting within her view.

Goldie is survived by three daughters:  Rose Marie Weaver and husband, Dennis of Armour;  Margaret Fink of Armour; Janice Thiry and husband, Tom of White Lake; one son, James Evans of White Lake; four grandchildren:  Robyn  Kipp and husband, Greg of Montrose, Jason Fink and wife, Shanna of Minnetrista, MN, Ashley Knaak and husband, Quentin of Waconia, MN, Jessica Meyer and husband, Evan of Howard; six great-grandchildren:  Kaia Fink, Breckyn Fink, Gavin Kipp, Autumn Kipp, Courtney Freeberg and Tyson Freeberg and two sisters-in-law, Faye Messer of Rapid City, Donna Messer of Stickney and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 1979, her parents, one sister, Betty Cole, two brothers, Robert Messer and Ronald Messer, a nephew, Kurt Messer and a great-granddaughter, Leighton Fink.



Tuesday, June 26, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Wednesday, June 27, 2012
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Underwood Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Jackie and Mary Nelson on June 26, 2012
My grandma and your mother were really good friends.

We saw your mom a few weeks ago and she looked really good

So sorry to hear that she passed away
Posted by Pat Helgeland on June 25, 2012
Rose Marie, I was sorry to read about your Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bob and Sharon Beckmann on June 25, 2012
I saw Goldie in May also when we were back there for Mom's funeral. She reminded me of some of my shenanigans in bible school. I think she must have been thinking of someone else!!! Our sincere sympathy during this difficult time.
Posted by Tim and Bev (Beckmann) Mach on June 25, 2012
I had the opportunity to see your mom in May. It brought back lots of memories when we saw her. Our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Connie Moeller Reinesch on June 24, 2012
Rosemary, Margaret, Janice and Jim
So glad I got a chance to visit with Goldie last weekend. You have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Karen & Dan Meier on June 24, 2012
We send our deepest sympathy. Goldie was a special lady and a wonderful friend and neighbor. Her ready smile will be missed by all.
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