Evelyn (Juve) Woolliscroft, age 83, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 15th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20th, at Bethel Assembly Church in Fosston with Pastor Seth Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Queen Cemetery, rural Fosston, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 19th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Evelyn (Juve) Woolliscroft, faithful servant of Jesus and loving mother, grandmother, and friend, peacefully went to Heaven on January 15, 2023.
Evelyn Marie Boyd was born to Estil and Lily (Crawford) Boyd in Yancy, Kentucky, on September 17, 1939. She was the fourth of seven children. She graduated from Camden High School in Ohio in 1958. As a teen, Evelyn dedicated her life to Christ, a decision she claimed was the best she ever made. This led her to North Central Bible College in Minneapolis following high school. It was here that she met the love of her life, Larry David Juve. Their first date was in November, they were engaged the following Valentine’s Day, and married on June 2, 1962. Following their wedding, they moved to Fosston, Minnesota and began life on the farm.
Evelyn embraced motherhood and welcomed six babies over the next 12 years: Pamela Marie, Patricia Jo, Karen Kay, Phillip Kent, James Larry, and Kimberly Sue Ann. They were dedicated members at Bethel Assembly in Fosston where Evelyn served in various positions over the years. They found joy in attending and serving in their church, and they instilled a devotion to God and church service in their children.
The family endured heartbreak through the loss of Karen in 1973 to a brain tumor. Even though Evelyn knew she would be reunited with her sweet daughter one day, she still despaired. Yet she relied on her faith and her family, two constants in her life.
Larry and Evelyn moved the family into Fosston and purchased The Coffee Cup Cafe, where Evelyn cooked and worked alongside Larry. A few years later, they sold the cafe and she began working in housekeeping and laundry at First Care Nursing Home. Throughout the years, Evelyn developed a passion for crocheting and flower gardening, but she was known for her delectable drop doughnuts.
In 1996, the family lost Larry unexpectedly. Suddenly, Evelyn was without the love of her life for the first time in 34 years. Her kids, grandkids, and relationship with the Lord sustained her as she grieved.
A few years later, God placed Floyd Woolliscroft in her life and she found love again. They were married at Bethel Assembly in Fosston in 2001. She gained three stepdaughters, Holly, Wendy, and Chris, and a stepson, Randy. Floyd and Evelyn moved to rural Bagley, and she found joy in being surrounded by nature. All of the grandkids loved feeding and watching for hummingbirds with her out the big picture window. She loved attending all of her grandkids’ concerts, games, and activities.
Floyd and Evelyn moved to a home in Fosston. Here she prioritized her weekly hair appointments with Wendy, lunch and coffee dates at the Deli with the ladies, and being closer to her friends in town. After living with dementia, in the spring of 2022, Evelyn joined the community she needed at McIntosh Senior Living. The nurses and staff cared for her with great compassion and love until after she took her last breath. In the early hours of January 15, 2023, Evelyn entered Heaven’s gates and finally met her Savior and was reunited with Larry and their daughter Karen. She was a mother and grandmother who lived well and loved well–she will always be missed, but never forgotten.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Estil and Lily Boyd, brothers, Harold, Walter, Kenneth, and Estil Jr., sisters, Barbara and Norma, her father and mother-in-law, Kermit and Adeline Juve, her husband, Larry, daughter, Karen, as well as many other beloved members of her extended family.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Woolliscroft. She leaves behind a legacy in her children, Pam (Ellen) Juve, Patty (Kris) Munter, Phil (Laurie) Juve, James (Nikki) Juve, Kim (Brock) Sombke, grandchildren Kelly (Kyle) Entzel, Nick (Andrea) Juve, Andrew (Stephanie) Juve, Josh (Kaitrin) Munter, Shannon (Tony) Sagedahl, Emma (Levi) Preston, Luke Juve, Paula (Mark) Lundsten, Lily (Brady) Sargent, Kayla (Indy) Pearson, Zeke Sombke, Ryker Sombke, Kreed Sombke, Ben Sombke, Sreeja Sombke, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Interment will follow in the spring at Queen Cemetery.
The family is so thankful for the excellent care provided by the nurses and staff of MSL and Hospice. Thank you for treating our mom and grandma with the dignity she deserved, before and after her death. Pastor Seth, thank you for taking time to visit with and sing to Evelyn in recent years. Your dedication and friendship kept her included and connected to her church family at Bethel.