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Evelyn E. Elson

May 19, 1924 — February 11, 2021

Evelyn E. Elson, 96, of Glen Ellyn and formerly of Watseka passed away on February 11, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home/Faith Place in Danforth.

Evelyn was born May 19, 1924, on a farm near Watseka, the daughter of George and Emma Meier Hofeling. She married John W. Elson on April 12, 1946 in Watseka. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1996 in Glen Ellyn. Evelyn was the last of eight children.

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent (Miriam), Homer (Dorothea) and Wilbur (Esther) and four sisters, Ellen "Esther" Cox (Lemuel), Wilma Myers (Urvan), Marie Lubben-Koester (Donald) and Rosalie Donaldson (James). Also one niece, Nancy Hayes.

She was employed for many years at Western Condenser/TRW in Watseka and later at Williams Electronics in Chicago. Mrs. Elson was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn and formerly a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Watseka.

Private graveside services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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