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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Evelyn Casterline
December 4, 1933 - May 12, 2020

Place of Birth: Big Timber, Montana
Residence: Culbertson, Montana
Age: 86

“Well done my good and faithful servant” were the words that Evelyn Strand Stensland Casterline heard on May 12, 2020 when she passed from life on earth to eternal life in heaven.

Evelyn was born in Big Timber, Montana on December 4, 1933 to Albert and Elsie Strand, the fourth of their six children. She graduated from Big Timber High School and attended Montana State, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and the Women’s Student Body President.

After graduating in 1955, she married her college sweetheart, Gerald Stensland. They had four boys, Gary, Mark, Paul, and John. Jerry was tragically taken in 1963. She married Bill Casterline in 1967 and they made their home on a farm east of Culbertson. Together they finished raising their four boys as well as hogs, cattle, chicken, and crops. Bill passed away in 2006.

Evelyn loved to cook and bake. In the late 1950’s, she even had her own live TV cooking show in Great Falls in the early days of TV. She loved cooking traditional Norwegian foods; however, her boys were relieved when she stopped serving Lutefisk for Christmas Eve! For several decades she served as Foods Judge at county 4-H fairs across Northeastern Montana. She could make anything grow and always had a bountiful garden, bright flowers in the yard, and house plants that somehow never died. She loved to read and had a lifelong love of books. When there wasn’t a book in her hands, she was working on some craft. She made beautiful pieces of needlework and quilts and has the purple ribbons to show for it. She especially loved the challenge of Hardanger, an intricate Norwegian form of needlework.

Evelyn was very active in the Culbertson community, serving on the school board and hospital board. She loved her service with Women’s Club, where she served as local president, state president, and national officer. She loved the extensive traveling that came with those jobs and the wide expanse of friends she made from across the country.

There was never a time when she was not active in her faith in Jesus. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church for the last sixty years, where she taught Sunday school, led Bible Studies, and gave an occasional sermon. She ministered to everyone she came into contact with.

Blessed to have shared her life were her sons, Gary and his wife, Camille, Mark and his wife, Carolyn, Paul, John and his wife, Cindy; her grandchildren, Luke and his wife, Emily, Sam, Abigail, Jeremiah, ElleAnna, Rosa, and Ada; great granddaughter, Clara; her sisters, Doris McDonald and her husband, Dick, June Gunnerson and her husband, Stan; her sisters-in-law, Shirley Monson, Vivian Pearson, and Janice Skrivseth; her brother-in-law, Ed Stensland; all of her special nieces and nephews; and all of her many amazing friends and cousins.

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Tammie McCormick (Culbertson , Mt)
May 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing! I don’t think I have ever met a more kind hearted person! She was an inspiration to me in every way! My prayers are with you Gary, Mark, Paul, John & families!!
Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
May 13, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Evelyn for many years during the fair and other events. May our Lord continue to give you strength and encouragement.
Ellie Stensland (Great Falls, Montana)
May 13, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Our years in Culbertson were made much better by Evelyn. She had a heart of gold, and will be missed.
Jadene Stensland (Portland , OR)
May 14, 2020
Sorry to hear about Aunt Evelyn’s passing. She was kind and loving aunt to her nephew Gerald Stensland. He loved her dearly. She will be missed. Sending you all our love and hugs.
Curtis Booza (White Lake, Michigan)
May 14, 2020
May our Lord and Savior welcome you into his forever Kingdom of eternal peace and joy! God Bless!
Kathy Loehding (Sidney, Montana)
May 14, 2020
Sincere condolences on your loss. She was a lovely
Jerry Hekkel (Seattle, WA)
May 14, 2020
Evelyn was a wonderful lady. My thoughts go out to her boys and their families. May they find peace in the memories.
Starla Nelson (Salem, Oregon)
May 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of cousin Evelyn's passing. Love to the family. Starla Nelson
Jacques Lemieux
May 15, 2020
A dear sweet lady. Very loving and supportive friends of my parents. My deepest condolences to the family.
Sherry Anderson (Sidney, MONTANA)
May 15, 2020
She was so nice, knew her we both sold Avon !
Oddbjorn Lunde (Kristiansand, Norway)
May 15, 2020
Holley & Larry Yarberry (Concord , Ca)
May 15, 2020
She’s going to be missed by all of us.
Wendy Smith (Bainville, Montana)
May 17, 2020
I helped Evelyn with her computer a few times, and she helped me with life stuff. I enjoyed her so much. Heaven gained another beautiful angel.
Karen Vannatta (Missoula , MT)
May 21, 2020
She was a great lady! Always said hello with the biggest smile! I enjoyed seeing her and visiting her! Served on Hospital Board with her! Loved her!
Kathleen Lambert (Livingston, MT)
May 26, 2020
In all the years I lived in Culbertson, Evelyn ranked very near the top of my list of 'ladies' - in every way. So soft spoken, so strong, so kind -- all in one little body. She's the epitome of gentleness. God rest her soul.
Ruth Reidle (Sidney, Mt)
Jul 30, 2020
Such a wonderful lady-always so kind and gracious to all. When I lost my husband, she gave me the best advice-wake up and have a purpose each day. Thank you Evelyn! My deepest sympathy to each family member and her loved ones-heaven gained a wonderful angel!
Don & DelRae Steinbeisser (Sidney)
Jul 31, 2020
Mark and family,
We are saddened to hear about your mother’s passing. Know you are in our prayers.
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