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Evelyn Fierst

April 26, 1937 — January 11, 2023

Faribault, MN

Evelyn R. Fierst, age 85, of Faribault, MN, passed away January 11, 2023, at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN.

Evelyn was born on April 26, 1937, on the family farm in Montgomery Township, LeSueur County, MN, to George and Anna (Pavek) Choudek.  She graduated from Montgomery High School in 1955, and worked at Spors & Co. in LeCenter, MN.  Evelyn and Clayton Fierst were married on May 29, 1958, in Union City, Tenn.  They bought a farm and farmed it for 27 ½ years and later sold the farm and bought a house in Faribault.   She did volunteer work for many organizations including, funeral luncheons at church, Faribault Food Shelf, and the LeSueur County Historical Research Center for six years.  She enjoyed genealogy research, which she did for 43 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Fierst; parents, George and Anna Choudek; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion (Henry) Brezina, Harriet (Raymond) Novotny, and a sister that died in infancy.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and a very special friend, Karen Christenson.

Per Evelyn’s request, no services will be held.  Inurnment will be at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum in Faribault.

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