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Evelyn Harne

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Evelyn Doris Harne, 88, of Roseville, Minn., formerly of Verndale, passed away July 23, 2009, in St. Paul.

She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Verndale, and graduated from Wadena High School in 1938. She attended a normal training teaching preparation program in Staples. She taught in rural schools in Wadena County before enrolling in the University of Minnesota. She earned her bachelor's degree in home economics in 1946 and her master's degree in 1956 from the University of Wisconsin. She spent her career in the University Extension Service. She served West Polk, Crow Wing and south St. Louis counties before joining the state 4-H staff on the St. Paul campus of the U of M from 1952-1975. She provided leadership to home economics projects, international programs and administrative duties. Her interest in the world took her on a study trip in 1967 through Central American and South American countries. That same year she was on assignment in south Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She completed her career as associate state leader for 4-H and youth development. She remained active in home economics organizations. She served as president of the Minnesota Home Economics Association from 1962-63. She served as a president of Epsilon Sigma Phi, an Extension fraternal organization. She was also active at United Methodist Church in St. Anthony Park.

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Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Aug. 10 at St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Verndale Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.

Survivors include many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Stella (Kuhn) Harne; brothers, Clarence, Harry, Marvin and Floyd; and sisters, Ruth Jenson, Hazel, Lucille Oyster and Dorothy Powers.

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