Evelyn M. Soder, 93, lifelong West Duluth resident and the last 26 years at Faith Haven Apartments, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 12, 2021 at The North Shore Estates with her daughters by her side. She was born on March 15, 1928 to Michael and Mary (Tangel) Pfister. Ev attended St. James School where three generations have followed in her footsteps. She was a manager at Shopper City in the House and Hardware Department and retired from K-Mart. She married Elvin Soder on August 15, 1947 in Duluth. Ev was a lifelong member at St. James Parish and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her family, especially all of her grandchildren, and she always had special treats for them. She and Elvin “Al” spent many winters in Lakeland, FL and loved traveling to different places. She enjoyed cooking, baking, word games and puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elvin; three sisters, Anne Fechner, Ida Schinn and Elise Laiho; two brothers, Edward and Wally Pfister; a son-in-law, Jerry Weeks and a special friend, Donald Rossley. Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Carol Weeks and Barbara (Mark) Boettcher; grandchildren, Sherry (Gary) Fabini, Michael (Marci) Andrews, Jason (Megan) Salo, Kevin (Sarah) Salo and Courtney (Brandon) Peterson; great-grandchildren, Meghan (Casey) Josephson, Bailey and Jackson Andrews, Dylan, Addisyn and Brekken Salo, Michael and Gabriella Salo, Brooklyn and Brayden Peterson; great-great-grandchildren, Connor and Jocelyn Evelyn Josephson; a special friend, Carolyn Shane; many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at The North Shore Estates for the loving care they provided to Evelyn during her stay. Visitation 10 until the 11 am Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 15, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church. 721 North 57th Ave West. Rev Fr James Bissonette officiating. Burial in Oneota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Stella Maris Academy-St. James Campus would be appreciated.
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