Updated: Evelyn P. Palm (nee Peterson), 100, Elk River

Evelyn P. Palm (nee Peterson) age 100, of Elk River, passed away peacefully at Guardian Angels Care Center on July 25, 2013.

Evelyn was born July 14, 1913, in Belfield, N.D. Former teacher and missionary in East Africa.

Preceded in death by her husband Rev. Harald; sisters Lucille, Luella and Ardys; brothers Marvin, Murl and Milton.

Survived by her children, Duane (Lola) of Big Lake, MN, Beatrice (Ben) Bastyr of Otsego, MN and Eugene (Debbi) of Nikiski, AK; grandchildren, Melanie (Corey) Mozey of Wichita, KS, Lisha (Simon) Keane of Brisbane, Australia, Kristen Palm of Seattle, WA, Eric Bly of Big Lake, MN, Steven Bastyr of St. Paul, MN, David Bastyr of Otsego, MN, Chris (Molly) Palm of Anchorage, AK, Kari (Kyle) Hughes of Chico, CA, and Jackie (James) Ostroot of Kenai, AK; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Carter and Faith Mozey of Wichita, KS, and Xavien and Jonah Keane of Brisbane, Australia.

Also survived by her brothers Rev. Leslie Peterson of Menomonie, WI, Rev. Dean (Elaine) Peterson of Bonners Ferry, ID and many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and her missionary family.

Funeral service was Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Lutheran Church, Rosholt, SD. Interment St. Joseph Lutheran Cemetery, Rosholt, SD.

Memorial Service Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Elk River Lutheran Church, 729 Main St. NW.

Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church.