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Evelyn Chacka, 97

Evelyn Esther Chacka, 97, of Silver Lake, MN, passed away Aug. 9, 2022.

Evelyn was born April 19, 1925, the tenth child of Karl and Emilia (Rannow) Schultz,  in New Auburn Township, Sibley County, MN.

She was baptized as an infant at the Church of Peace in Glencoe, MN, and confirmed there on April 10, 1938.

She attended School District 74 and Glencoe High School.

Evelyn worked at the Glencoe Bus Depot, Ida’s Cafe, and the Glencoe Bakery prior to her marriage to Bernard Chacka on Jan. 22, 1946. They made their home on the Chacka farm south of Silver Lake.

She then worked at Green Giant from 1950 until 1957 and then 29 years at 3M Company in Hutchinson, MN, retiring in 1986.

Her husband Bernard passed away on Dec. 10, 1981 and she married Glen Carlson on Sept. 30, 1988.  Glen passed away on Dec. 1, 2004.

Through the years, she visited her sister Irene in Riverside, CA, several times and later would meet her for vacations in Las Vegas, NV.

She enjoyed traveling and went to Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. with her son Lyle and his family and several times to Branson, MO, with her husband Glen.

Evelyn enjoyed family and friends and loved to play cards and bingo. She was very active in the women’s guild at the Church of Peace, having served as group leader and president.

She is survived by her son Lyle and wife Cheryl of Stillwater, MN, granddaughter Tracy Chacka, grandsons Terence, Brian (Monica) and David (Kristen), great grandsons Charlie, Ricky and Radek, one niece and many nephews.

Preceding her in death was her son Larris, her parents Karl and Emilia Schultz, brothers Alfred, Albert and Charles Schultz; sisters Frieda Schultz, Mabel Grack (Harold), Della Fraundienz (Chester), Elsie Perschau (Ernest), Selma Perschau (Edwin) and Irene Dougherty (Joe); sisters-in-law Marie Schultz, Gertrude Schultz, Elsie Trantanella and Adeline Osmek (Albin); and brothers-in-law George Chacka, Edwin Perschau, Ernest Pershau, Chester Fraundienz, Harold Grack, Albin Osmek, Joe Trantanella and Joe Dougherty. 

A visitation will also be Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m., at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

Funeral services for Evelyn Chacka will be Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with Pastor Al Fiene officiating.

Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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