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Linda R. Evander – Alexandria Echo Press

Linda R. Evander, age 83, of Alexandria, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Bethany on the Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria with Rev. Matthew Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in the Evander Family Cemetery in Eagle Lake Township.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church, beginning with a Knights of Columbus Rosary.

Linda Rose was born on May 25, 1940 to Oscar and Theresa (Moreno) Storman in Riverside, California. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and grew up in Baldwin Park, graduating from high school in 1958. Linda met her future husband, James Evander, who was stationed with the Marines at Camp Pendleton North, and they were married on November 22, 1958. , at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park. After their marriage, they continued to live in Baldwin Park until moving to Alexandria, Minnesota in the spring of 1969. Linda had the privilege of staying home to raise her four sons and was not shy about telling people that she deserved to be canonized for that. . She sold Avon products for many years and then began working part-time as a bartender at Arrowood Resort in the 1970s. Linda furthered her education by attending Alex Vo-Tech and received her real estate license and sold real estate for approximately ten years in the late 1980s. She was an avid tennis player, both in singles and doubles. She attended and coached Tennis and Life Camp with Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter for many years. Linda was a member of the Church of St. Mary and volunteered with Birthright for many years. She enjoyed playing tennis as long as she could and fishing in the summer when her mother came to visit.

She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Jack Rossiter; son, Eric; nieces, Deborah Simpson, and Rachel Storman, and great-grandson, Isaac.

Linda is survived by her husband of 65 years, James; four sons, Eric (Diane) Evander of Carlton, Jeff (Sharon) Evander of St. Joseph, Brent (Paula) Evander of Champlin and Lance Evander of San Francisco, California; three siblings, Gloria White of Sun City, California, Hector (Judy) Storman of Claremont, California, and Lucy (Sharon) Rossiter of San Diego, California; nine grandchildren, Justin (Kim), Allyson (Matt), Eryn (Nick), Samantha (Alex), Cody (Tayla), Olivia (Chris), Andrew, Ryan, Annamarie, and another on the way; 13 great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Evelyn, Blaise, Uriah, Philomena, Ambrose, Sadie, Calvin, Miranda, Dominic, Liam, Emilia, Leo, with another on the way; along with many other family members.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services,