Evelyn Kyhl

Evelyn Kyhl, 96, of Britt, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002, at Westview Care Center in Britt.

Evelyn, the daughter of Mortimore and Magdalene “Maggie” (Nelson) Truitt, was born May 22, 1905 in Earl Park, Indiana.  Her father died when she was three years old and the family moved to Hutchins, Iowa to live with her grandparents, Sven and Johanna Nelson.  After living in Hutchings and north of Britt on Upper Flat, they moved to Balatine, Minnesota, for three years.  In 1917, her mother married C.M. Christenson and they moved to his farm north of Britt on Upper Flat.  She received her education in the country schools in Hutchins, Balatine, Minnesota and Upper Flat.  She also attended Britt High School.

She attended the Upper Flat Church until moving to Britt.  She loved playing the piano and reading until she lose her sight.  She loved singing, music, sewing, and animals.

Evelyn was united in marriage with Emil Kyhl on November 11, 1926, at the home of Evelyn’s parents.  The couple farmed near Britt for three years until 1929 when they moved to a ranch in Montana.  In 1948, they returned to Britt.  She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her great love and enjoyment was her family.  Evelyn was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Odd Fellows organization, and the United Methodist Church in Britt.

Evelyn is survived by two sons: Emil Kyhl, Jr. and his wife, Eleanor of Los Angeles, California and Arlen Kyhl and his wife, Tressa of Billings, Montana; a sister Deloris Leaman and her husband, Dean of Columbia, Maryland; sister-in-law Elina Shirah of Billings, Montana; 11 grandchildren: Darby Kyhl of Los Angeles, California, Barry Kyhl of Gardenerville, Nevada, Jeannie Malterer and her husband, Mike of Carson City, Nevada, Ronnie Kyhl and his wife, Julie of Spokane, Washington, Bernie Kyhl and his wife, Kathy, Kim Dunster and her Marv, Arlana Everson and her husband, Gene, Leslie Wheeler and her husband, Randy all of Billings, Montana, Mark Kyhl and his wife, Barb of Britt, and Debbie Younder and her husband, Mike of Walnut Grove, California; 30 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Emil; two sons Rollin and Denny; two grandsons: Chris and Kelly; three brothers: Emmet, Albert, Urban; three sisters: Carol, Delphine, and Evelyn.



Date: Saturday, May 4, 2002
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Britt
707 4th Street South West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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