Evelyn “Evie” Lillian Luinstra – Winona MN

Evelyn “Evie” Lillian Luinstra, age 97, of Winona MN, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor.
She was born on July 16, 1923, in St. Paul, MN to William and Laura (Friedrich) Moncrief. Evie graduated from Wilson Senior High in 1941. She worked for St. Paul Book and Stationary.
On August 12, 1944, Evelyn married Donald Luinstra at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN. They made their homes in May City and Schaller, IA and Winona, MN where they raised their four children, Duane, Dennis, Linda and Lynette. Evie was an active member of the St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ladies Guild, Winona.
Evie was an avid collector of Spoons and Stamps. She enjoyed baking buns, cinnamon rolls, canning vegetables and freezing fresh picked corn. She loved to camp on family vacations and enjoyed traveling to different places with her husband. For 22 years Don and Evie spent their winters in Mercedes, Texas with friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald (1999) and daughter Lynette Rossin (2004); brothers, Bill, Bob and George Moncrief. She is survived by her sons, Duane (Kay) of Rochester, MN, Dennis (Judy) of Rockford, IL; daughter Linda (Bill) Hermes of Manchester, IA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
There will be a private service held at Fawcett Junker Funeral home and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Martin’s Lutheran School, Winona, MN.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home & Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.

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