Evelyn (Borchert) Meese, 95, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020 at Birchwood Cottages. Evelyn was born on October 13, 1924 to John and Dora Dietz in rural Steele County. She attended a one room country school and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1941. She married Frank Borchert on September 24, 1946 farming together in Somerset Township until his death in 1964. She married Howard Meese in 1968 and later divorced.
She was a member of Catholic Daughters and St Mary’s Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. She served as a 4-H leader and enjoyed staying busy by sewing, reading, playing bingo, doing jigsaw puzzles and making Christmas cookies. She was very proud of her chicken collection.
Evelyn held various jobs after attending evening classes for a secretarial degree. These included Owatonna Hospital, the office of attorneys Nelson, Casey, Tripp & Dow, as Deputy Clerk of Court, Fitzsimmons Trucking and Walmart. Evelyn finally retired at age 84 from Kitchen Collection.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, an infant son and infant daughter, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and 1 grandson. She is survived by three children, John (Shirley) Borchert of Owatonna, Barbara Borchert of Mt. Juliet,TN and Loretta (David) Lindblom of Byron. She is also survived by three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the loving care provided by Birchwood Cottages and St Croix Hospice.
A private family service will take place at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna and burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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