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Evelyn Caroline Ferber

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 www.bayviewfuneral.com.


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.


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Evelyn was a special person and I enjoyed many conversations over the years with her. She will be missed.
Matt Maras

Matt Maras Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

Evelyn was my Mom's best friend, or as I like to say her "sister friend". Evelyn has been a part of the Bergen Familyforthe entire lives of my brothers, sisters, and I. I believe that my Mom met Evelyn while they were working as beauticians in Albert Lea. One of my fondest memories from my childhood was going downtown Albert Lea to the Woolworth's Luncheon Counter with Mom and then going up to see Evelyn in her Beauty-Aide Shoppe upstairs.
One story I had heard from my cousin Tom Bergen was that his father Dr. Francis Bergen, DDS who had an office in the old Freeborn Bank Building at the same time as Mom and Evelyn, told the owner/manager that because the Beauty Shop was smaller than his office they should not be charged the same for utilities and rent. So I think that they did eventually get a lowered rent and lower utility bills.
Thank you Evelyn for being such a wonderful "sister" friend to my Mother andmy entire family. Cathy and I cherished the times we could take you to lunch when we were in Albert Lea, and also our phone calls when we couldn't be in Albert Lea.Wewill miss you so very much, but we know that you are in the best place a person can be. I pictured your welcome into heaven by your beloved family and your many friends.I'm picturing my Mom being there to greet you. Although I am unable to bein Albert Lea today, I am there in spirit. You meant the world to me and my family and I pray that your family and friends will find love and peace at this time. Evelyn, you lived a great life and brought joy to so many.May God Bless you and your family!
I love you Evelyn, and please say hello to my Mom and Dad for me.

Patty Bergen Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM