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Evelyn Buehner, 97, of Park Rapids, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at her home in Park Rapids.

Evelyn Josephine Buehner was born April 13, 1916 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of William and Josephine (Warmuth) Buehner. Her family moved to a farm in the Park Rapids area when Evelyn was young. She grew up and attended schools in Park Rapids where she graduated from high school in 1934.

After attending local normal teachers training she began teaching school at the Hubbard Country School and the local Churchill Country School. Eventually she became an elementary school teacher for the Nevis Public School system where she taught for over 30 years retiring in 1981. During her teaching career she attended Bemidji State College and earned her teaching degree. She received several teaching awards.

She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids and the National Catholic Society of Foresters. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, Charles (Alleen) Buehner of New Brighton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Mass of Christian Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Celebrant will be Father Thomas Friedl.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Interment: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Cemetery in Park Rapids.

Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids is serving the family. You may leave online condolences at