Evelyn Biebl

NEW ULM — Evelyn Biebl passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Woodstone Senior Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass. A private family burial will follow at a later time.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel. The Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Friday evening at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Allissa Biebl of New Ulm; sons, Andrew (Anne) Biebl of New Ulm, Anthony (Kathleen) Biebl of Brule, Wisconsin; Brule, Wisconsin. She is survived by five grandchildren: Frannie (Pete) Schneider, Toby (Sara) Biebl, Hans Biebl, Jonathon Biebl, and Lisabeth (Andy) Disch. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Marion Palmer of New Ulm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Biebl and by her sisters, Vivian (Harold) Greeley and Mildred (Jacob) Van Hove.

Evelyn MacDonald was born November 15, 1919 to Howard and Ethel (Philbrick) MacDonald in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. She married Richard Biebl on August 22, 1944 in Minneapolis. Their union was blessed with 3 children, who they raised together until Richard passed away in 1957. Evelyn’s career in secretarial and administrative work started at Kraft Foods in New Ulm, then shifted to Lindy’s Credit Bureau, and then to State Bond and Mortgage where she worked for 17 years until her retirement. She was a co-founder of the St. Monica’s Society for Widows, volunteered for the Brown County Historical Society for many years, and also volunteered for the DNR. When she was not volunteering, Evelyn enjoyed quilting and researching her family genealogy. Her legacy includes quilts for each grandchild & great-grandchild, with the last quilt finished in her late 90’s. She also researched and wrote extensive histories for the Macdonald and Biebl-Walser-Marti Families. Above all else, Evelyn truly cherished her time spent with family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, blessed be her memory.

The family requests that memorials be made out to Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, or the donor’s choice.

Special thanks to the caregivers of Ridgeway on German, Woodstone of New Ulm, and Allina Hospice.

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