Evelyn Josephine Hugunin, the daughter of James Knox and Katie (Wells) (Houston) Shields, was born June 28, 1920, in Peterson. She was raised in the Dickens area, where she received her education, graduating from Dickens High School in 1938.
Evelyn married David Hugunin on Jan. 9, 1942, in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, they farmed southeast of Spencer, where she helped with the farming operation, raised her children and worked at Feldman's Department Store for many years. She retired in 1982.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1981; three brothers: Everet, Claron and Lowell Shields; and three sisters: Hattie Schoening, Ruth West and Terry Shields.
Evelyn is survived by two sons: Dave Hugunin of Spencer, and Terry Hugunin and his wife, Carol of New York; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters: Treva Lannan of Sheridan, Wyo., and Wanda Peters of Seattle, Wash.
Arrangements are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.