Evelyn Gingerich, 72, Columbus Junction
Obituaries · May 10, 2013

Evelyn Gingerich, 72, of rural Columbus Junction, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home in Gladwin.

Graveside memorial services will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sharon Hill Cemetery of Kalona. Pastor Al Coffin will officiate. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Evelynís name. The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services of Columbus Junction is caring for Evelyn and her arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Evelyn Almeda Swailes was born Oct. 21, 1940, in Louisa County, Iowa, the daughter of Rodney Ernest and Eva May (Wagner) Swailes. On Dec. 12, 1964, Evelyn was united in marriage to Ralph Gale Gingerich in Lone Tree, Iowa. Evelyn had worked nearly 30 years as a nurseís aide at the Atrium Village of Hills and attended the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her animals, her dog Harley, gardening and spending time with her family.

Evelyn will be dearly missed by her children, Virgil Gingerich and his companion, Gayle Van Est of West Branch, Darrell Gingerich and his wife, Linda of Columbus Junction and Duane Gingerich and his wife, Yvette of Columbus Junction; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth Lukins and husband Dick of Columbus Junction and Pauline Gingerich of Keota; and brother Raymond Swailes and his wife, Phyllis, of Conesville.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph, in September 2000; and brother, Henry in 2011.

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