Catherine E. Greenwood

Born: Sun., Apr. 14, 1918
Died: Mon., Oct. 8, 2007

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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

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Ann Matson Kaplan
   Posted Tue October 09, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to all of Aunt Catherine's family at this sad time. At the same time, I am so happy for Becky. She had to wait a long time to see her Mom again. I will be thinking of all of you as you celebrate her life.

Ethel Kaplan
   Posted Tue October 09, 2007
My sincerest sympathy to your whole family,Catherine. I am glad you are not suffering anymore

Mark & Kathy GEHL
   Posted Wed October 10, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. We
know she was a wonderful person by the family
members we have met. Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

Kathy & Mark Gehl

   Posted Thu October 11, 2007

Harold Clement
   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
We will remember your mother in our prayers.
May God bless you all.

Lou and Harold Clement

Al & Ruth Storvick
   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
We send our love to Aunt Catherine's family.
My memories of her will always be her love and kindness to everyone, without exception. And, she raised a family to be the same way. I am thankful to have been loved by her. I'll be with you all, in spirit, tomorrow. Love, Ruth

   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to Ralph and his entire family. I'm thankful Mom could spend thanksgiving with us.
Martin and Arlys

   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
Oh Mom, I love you so. It is so hard to realize you are gone.
I hope you are having the biggest, best, most loving reunion with Daddy, Becky, Grandma & Grandpa and all those who have gone on earlier. Love you forever.

Jean R. Legried
   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
My deepest sympathies to Catherine's family. She was the breakfast cook at the Holiday Inn, Albert Lea, when my husband, Peder, was the afternoon/dinner cook. He always admired her ability to make such delicious meals so early in the morning! He wasn't a morning person and functioned better at dinner time!

Dan and Yvonne Schivone
   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family of Catherine at this time of sadness and grief. may you always keep fond memories of Catherine.

Ron and Sherry Padavich
   Posted Thu October 11, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Greenwood family at this time.
Deepest sympathy.
Ron and Sherry Padavich

Kenneth Evans
   Posted Sat October 13, 2007
We attended many family reunions
together and now you are at the
biggest one of all with God's family. We miss you and hope to
join you someday. Love Kenneth

Bill Smith
   Posted Tue October 16, 2007
I'm very sorry for your loss. I wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family. Take care, Bill Smith.

Bob Beier
   Posted Tue October 16, 2007
Ralph I am so sorry to hear about
your Mother.I am real glad you were
able to be with her up to near the
end.I was lucky enough to be with
mine at the very moment that she left us, as I may have told you before. Once again, Ralph I am thinking of you. Take care and God

Nita VanLaningham
   Posted Tue October 16, 2007
Ralph sorry to hear about your mom. We just got word but know that I'm thinking of you. Hope things are going well for you. Keep thinking I'm going to email Dan to get your email address but can't seem to find the time. Some things never change! Take care Nita

Maxine & Wally Berntson
   Posted Tue October 16, 2007
Dearest Catherine - We shall always remember you and love you deeply. Sorry we could not be with your family at your funral but they knew we were there with our love and prayers. Love always,

margaret vogtlin
   Posted Fri October 26, 2007
I'm sorry we could not come to the funeral, but I'm very glad we saw he before she died.She was a kind and generous person .I will always remember when she invited me along on a trip to Illinois with her and Helen when I was 17. We had alot of fun and met many relatives.We will all miss her very much.
Marki Vogtlin

Marianna Jessee-Whitehurst
   Posted Sat November 03, 2007
Dear Family:
I am so sorry that we were not in touch concerning Catherine's illness and passing. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you all and loved Aunt Catherine so very much. I will be forever greatful to her support while my mother, Shirley, was hospitalized after being hit by the car. I miss mom so much and I know she welcomed Catherine home and Grandma Evans too were waiting with ham sandwiches on buttered rolls, just like here on earth, or maybe KFC ..loll
You can email me again I am back online now.
God Bless you All.....
Keep in touch.....

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