Catherine Evans Greenwood was born April 14, 1918, to John and Grace Barney Evans in Michigan City, ND. When she was 2 years old the family moved to Steele County, MN, and then to Freeborn County when she was 14 years old. Catherine attended grades 1-8 in Medford, MN and graduated from Freeborn High School. She married Irven A. Greenwood on October 8, 1937, in Gordonsville, MN. Irven preceded her in death in 1965. Catherine worked as a cook for many restaurants, some of them being the Elks Lodge, Skyline Supper Club, and Holiday Inn. In 1972 she married Herbert Enstad and they were later divorced. After her retirement she volunteered as a senior companion with Senior Resources until she was 86 years of age. Catherine enjoyed going to family events such as reunions and other special occasions. She also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Catherine was well known for her positive outlook. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, former Moose Lodge, and a former Girl Scout leader. Catherine was also a member of United Methodist Church, Albert Lea and active in the UMW, circle and a past Sunday school teacher.
Catherine is survived by her children, Delores Roger Schultz of Albert Lea, Margaret Lidke of Albert Lea, Phyllis John Brenneman of Woodbury, MN, Ralph Mary Greenwood of Cedar Falls, IA, Lowell Donna Greenwood of Rock Falls, WI, and Helen Dennis Hamberg of Albert Lea; sisters, Ethel Harold Kaplan of Aitken, MN, Dorothy Arnold Lund of Clarks Grove, MN, and Maxine Wally Berntson of Manitou Springs, CO; brothers, Donald Betty Evans of Aitken, MN, Robert Lila Evans of Peoria, AZ and Kenneth Evans of Lewiston, MN; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irven Greenwood in 1965; daughter, Rebecca Greenwood in 1965; grandson, Steven Greenwood, great-grandson, Alex Zwieg; sister, Shirley Whitehurst; sons-in-law, John Lidke and Raymond Zwieg