Evelyn Eleanor Carlsten, 94, of Bismarck died Oct. 22, 2021. Evelyn was born on Oct. 9, 1927, the daughter of Christ and Nellie Roth. Cremation has taken place. No services will be held at her request. Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
Evelyn received her education in Napoleon and graduated as valedictorian from high school in 1946. She married Donald Carlsten on Feb. 7, 1947. She began working at the Logan County Register of Deeds office shortly before she graduated and worked there until January 1953. She and her husband moved to Bismarck and she worked as a secretary at the Bismarck Regional office of the State Highway Maintenance Dept. She worked there until shortly before the birth of her son in June 1954. She worked there again a few months before her daughter was born in May 1958. She was a stay-at-home mom until February 1965 when she began working at the regional office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She retired on April 30, 1991. Later she and her husband assisted with mailing statements at the Capital Credit Union. Evelyn and her husband did quite a bit of travelling during the time their son and daughter were relocating for employment and later when they were settled. She enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.
Crocheting was her hobby and she crocheted many afghans and pot holders for her family and all of her close relatives and friends. Evelyn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Napoleon since 1947. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Bismarck.
She is survived by her son Keith (Deborah) Carlsten and daughter Cheryl (Vincent) Paige, grandsons Benjamin (Del) Carlsten and Andrew Carlsten, great-grandson Martin Carlsten and great-granddaughter Aria Carlsten. Sister-in-law Ruth Roth. Several nieces and nephews - one special niece Marjorie (Vincent) Bitz.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her parents Christ and Nellie Roth, her older brother and sister-in-law Orvin (Edna) Roth, her older sister and brother-in-law Verna (Anton) Fettig, her younger brother James Roth and her infant sister Marjorie Roth.