NEW ULM - Evelyn Knisley, 87, of New Ulm died Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. The Christian Mother's Society will pray the rosary at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of the arrangement. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Rodney Lunz of Shakopee, Norma and Patrick Sagerhorn of Fergus Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patti Knisley of New Ulm; grandchildren, Julie (Pat) Close of Shakopee, Thomas (Cara) Sagerhorn of Avon, Molly Sagerhorn of Woodbury, Kyle (Jami) Knisley of Annandale, Katie (Andy) Schmiesing, John (Brooke) Knisley, Scott (Jill) Knisley all of New Ulm; eleven great grandchildren; sisters, Tracy Siegfried of Redwood Falls, Sadie Harden of Waite Park; and sister-in-law, Blanche Serbus of Willmar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd G. Knisley in 2000; and a son, Lloyd "Steve" Knisley in 2013.
Evelyn A. Mude was born on September 29, 1926 in Franklin to August and Agusta (Steinhaus) Mude. On September 24, 1947 she was united in marriage to Lloyd G. Knisley at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bechyn. They made their home and raised their family in New Ulm, sharing fifty three years of marriage. Evelyn was a kind lady who enjoyed a cup of coffee and a good book. She was an avid Twins and Vikings fan and looked forward to visits with her grandchildren and neighbors. Her gentle spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Evelyn was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, the Christian Mother's Society, and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. The family gives Evelyn's caregivers and hospice staff at the Sleepy Eye Care Center their greatest gratitude.