Evelyn M. Hollarn

Oct. 17, 1911-Oct. 17, 2017

Evelyn Simonieg Hol-

larn, 106, of Minot, form-

erly of Lansford died on

October 17, 2017 at her


Evelyn was born Oc-

tober 17, 1911 on the fam-

ily farm near Lansford.

Evelyn was the daughter

of John and Rose (Gorshe)

Simonieg. Evelyn graduat-ed from the 8th grade in a

one room country school.

In 1929, she graduated

from Glenburn High

School and attended Col-

lege of St. Catherine in St.

Paul, MN and later attend-ed State Teachers College

in Minot. She worked for

several years in Mpls. and

to help with the war effort

she worked at Boeing in

Renton, WA in the Blue

Print Department.

Evelyn married Byron

Hollarn of Grand Forks on

September 17, 1942 in

Seattle, WA. In 1945 they

returned to ND to take

over the Simonieg family

farm. In 1950 they built a

home in Lansford and

lived there until 1978.

They traveled and spent

several winters in Arizo-

na. Evelyn and Byron

were married 52 years

many of which were on

the farm they loved. In

1995, Byron died and

Evelyn moved to Minot in

1998. Evelyn loved spend-

ing time with her family,

was a member of The Lit-

tle Flower Catholic

Church, belonged to

several clubs, received a

25-year pin for her ser-

vices in the Lansford Girl

Scout program. After

moving to Minot, Evelyn

loved playing bridge,

whist and pinochle, read-

ing and watching CNN.

Her loving family in-

cludes: her children: John

Hollarn – Lansford, ND,

Rita Kay Donoghue –

Minot, ND, Jan-

ice (John) Booth – Grand

Junction, CO; Grandchil-

dren: Leslie (Steve) Tripp

– Yuba City, CA, Angela

(Joe) Rowan – Fallon, NV,

Todd Hollarn – Fallon,

NV, Sarah (Chris) Fast –

Minot, ND, Joey Krein –

Grand Junction, CO, Tim

Krein – Denver, CO, Kris-

ty Krein – Redondo

Beach, CA, Sandy Wood-

ward – Winter Park, CO,

Ben Krein – Denver, CO;

Evelyn was blessed with 9


She was preceded in

death by: her parents,

husband, sister, Marie

Hertel, and an infant

brother and infant sister.

Catholic Right of Com-

mittal: Tuesday, October

24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in

Rosehill Memorial Park –

St. Leo’s Section.

Visitation: Monday

from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories are

invited to use the expres-

sions of sympathy section

at (www.thomasfamily