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Evelyn Caroline (Nelsen) Ferber

August 2, 1917 ~ October 18, 2018 (age 101)

Funeral services for Evelyn C. Ferber, age 101, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at


Evelyn died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.


Evelyn Caroline Ferber was born on August 2, 1917 in Myrtle, the daughter of Victor and Emma (Hansen) Nelsen. She attended a little one room schoolhouse, District 138 in London Township. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1936 and went on to graduate from the Mankato School of Cosmetology.   Evelyn worked for many years as a beautician, ultimately operating her own shop above the Woolworth’s building.  On June 22, 1957, Evelyn was united in marriage to Melfred “Fritz” Ferber at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. They both liked to travel so they bought a motor home and would travel south to Arizona along with many other adventures. She was a member of First Lutheran Church.  Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, crafting and bowling.  She was an avid photographer and was a member of several photo clubs in her youth.  She loved spending time with family and having coffee with friends.


Evelyn is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Hansen) Bjerke; nieces, Margaret (Bjerke) Hatch and Debra Bjerke; grandsons; Ryan and James Joosten; nieces, Gloria Lemmerman and Susan (Ferber) Frizzo; nephew, David Lemmerman; and many, many cousins.


Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Melfred “Fritz” Ferber; parents, Vic and Emma Nelsen; and stepdaughter, Lynda Ferber.


Memorial donations maybe made to your favorite charity in Evelyn’s name.

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