June 24, 2013


Evelyn Maxine Gregerson, 93, of Carroll, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her home.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Rikki Sorensen of First Presbyterian Church in Carroll officiating. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a prayer service at 7.

Organist for the service will be Sally Patten, and soloist will be Doug Sweeney singing "In the Garden," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Amazing Grace." Casket bearers will be Jay Savery, Jeff Scharfenkamp, Cale Scharfenkamp, Gary Savery, Jim Butler and Mike Blome. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born Oct. 2, 1919 at Denison, Iowa, she was the daughter of Arthur and Pearl (Baer) Savery. She grew up in Denison where she graduated from high school in 1938. Following high school she worked in the Candy Kitchen and then the Stafford Dry Cleaners. She married Richard Gregerson on Oct. 20, 1940. The couple moved to Carroll where Dick was manager of the Master Breeder's Chicken Hatchery. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women. She was a Sunday school teacher, held office in the Eastern Star, was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and a Girl Scout camp director, and helped with the Rainbow Girls and Demolay Boys. Evelyn worked at Carroll High School in the cafeteria and Gillette Greenhouse and Flower Shop. She then went to work for J.C. Penney in the children's department where she worked for 11 years, retiring in 1975. That same year she donated her kidney to her daughter Judith in Indianapolis. She spent a great deal of time with her daughter while her husband was working and traveling for Chick Master.

Evelyn is survived by three brothers: George Savery and his wife Donna of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jim Savery and his wife Jerri of Carroll, and Richard Savery and his wife Mary of Pella, Iowa; a son-in-law Hugo Loeffler and his wife Judith of Mooresville, Ind.; a granddaughter Teresa Loeffler of Evansville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, her son Richard "Dickie", and her daughter Judith.