Evelyn A. BelowOctober 13, 1935 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 82)
Evelyn A. (Mrs. Paul) Below, age 82, of Watertown, SD, was called home to be with the angels on December 7, 2017, at her residence. Private family burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. The Rev. Marion Paulis will officiate. Music will be provided by AnnRae Herr. There will be no visitation.
Evelyn (Daisy) Below was born on October 13, 1935, to Hilbert and Isabelle (Murphy) Lowitz in Milbank, SD. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1953. She met Paul Below on the 1st day of 9th grade. They were married on June 20, 1954, in Watertown. They moved to Lake Kampeska and started their family. In 1960, they moved to Sioux Conifer Rd. where they built (and still live in) their house. During this time Evelyn was a homemaker and began her career at Watertown Monument Works, where she worked until her retirement.
In retirement, Evelyn enjoyed oil painting and raising, riding and showing horses. She had a milk cow, bantam chickens, ducks, pheasants and geese. She was a member and an Eucharistic Minister at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown and Christ Episcopal Church in Milbank, SD. She also was a member of Riders and Drivers Horse Club, Meals-on-Wheels, Daughters of American Revolution, Pheasants Forever and active in the Isaac Walton League. Evelyn founded Codington County 4-H Horse Club and BB Gun Club. She enjoyed walleye fishing and goose and antelope hunting. Her favorite pastime was riding horses. She loved children, animals and nature. Her love of children led her to run the nursery at church.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Paul, of Watertown; her children: Aaron Below of Watertown, Scott Below of Greenville, NC, and Paul Below of Poulsbo, WA; three grandchildren: Kara Compliment, Chelsea Winters and Isabelle Below; and two sisters, Lenora (George) Parsons of Raton, NM, and Katy Zundel of Mandan, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents.