Evelyn Herdt, 93, Garrison, died May 14, 2018, at her home after a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garrison.
Evelyn was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Colburn, Colo., to Charles and Eva (Store) Frame. She was raised and educated in Colbran. Following school, she moved to Washington State and worked at various jobs during World War II. She later moved back to Colorado and owned and operated her own restaurant. It was at the restaurant that she met her future husband, Elmer Herdt. Evelyn and Elmer were married Feb. 8, 1954, in Buffalo, S.D. They moved around a lot as Elmer worked in the construction field, but they settled in Garrison and made it their home, and raised their two children, Deloris and Jim.
Evelyn worked many different jobs including, bartending and cooking at the Stone Inn Restaurant for many years. She also cleaned at many different businesses in Garrison and the surrounding communities.
Evelyn loved to cook. It wasn’t just her job, she truly loved to cook and was very good at it. In her spare time she also enjoyed embroidering. Evelyn was a very dedicated wife and mother and took very good care of her family. Evelyn was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garrison.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Jim Herdt, Minot; two grandchildren, Tim Cohen and Tom (Mariah) Cohen; six great-grandchildren, Max, Mitchell, Taylor, Drake, Wilson, and Lauren; one great-great-grandchild, Charlotte Oluich; brother-in-law, Melvin Herdt, Turtle Lake; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved chihuahua, Sandy.
She was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Deloris “Wendy” Cohen; two brothers, Jim and Dave Frame; two sisters, Doris Wallace and Sis Frame; two sisters-in-law, Emma Rath and Edna Kreller; and one brother-in-law, Rueben Herdt.
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