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Evert Uit de Flesch

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Evert Uit de Flesch

Evert Uit de Flesch, age 90, was born on December 11, 1923 in rural Bigelow, MN, the son of John and Jennie (VanderGrift) Uit de Flesch. As a young boy he moved with his parents to Alton, IA, where he attended school through 7th grade. At the age of 14 he came to Minnesota to work for his uncle, helping him with his farming. Evert married Ada Kooistra on April 30, 1943 in Worthington, MN. He served in the United States Army from January 1945 to August 1946, serving on the island of Guam. Evert accepted Christ as his personal saviour while in the service. After his honorable discharge, he farmed east of Worthington. In 1954, they moved to a farm north of Worthington. They moved to the Golden Horizons in January 2013. Evert liked to fix and restore old John Deere tractors. He was a member of the Worthington Baptist Temple. Evert died on Monday, December 16, 2013 at his residence in Worthington, MN.

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Evert is survived by his wife, Ada of Worthington; four sons, Vernon (Barb) Uit de Flesch of Worthington, Donald (Lorinda) Uit de Flesch of Dundee, MN, Gary (Margaret) Uit de Flesch of St. Charles, MN and David (Cari) Uit de Flesch of Kentwood, MI; two daughters, Janet (Bob) Huls of Sibley, IA and Joyce (Alan) Reed of Elmwood, IL; 17 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christina; brothers, Henry and Gerritt; brother-in-laws, Laurence and Henry Kooistra and sister-in-law, Eldred Parker.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jim Sickmeyer officiating. Private family graveside services will be held prior to the service at the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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