Evelyn L. (Billings) Burkland, age 92, resident of Lakota, ND, died Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society.
Evelyn L. (Billings) Burkland, age 92, resident of Lakota, ND, died Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society. A private graveside service will be held for Evelyn at the Lakota Cemetery. Evelyn Lorraine Billings was born April 1, 1928, in Lakota, the daughter of Lloyd and Irene (Crilly) Billings. Evelyn married Verdun L. Burkland on Nov. 28, 1947, at Lakota. They raised their family in Longmont, CO, and then in Lakota. Upon moving back to Lakota, Evelyn and Verdie owned and operated Burkland Electric Appliance and Repair in Lakota for many years. Evelyn worked at Gutting Drug and the Loften-Johnson Store. After retirement Evelyn and Verdie then moved to Grand Forks, ND, where they were caretakers for Grandview I apartments. They returned back to Lakota for their final years. Evelyn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Lakota, Lakota Community Club, and Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed puzzles, reading, embroidery, crocheting and sewing. Evelyn will be deeply missed by; her four children, Keith Burkland of San Francisco, CA, Kathlyn Matejcek and Kim (Pam) Burkland of Lakota, and Kristine Burkland of Grand Forks; daughter-in-law, Janet Burkland of Henderson, NV; seven grandchildren, Mark Matejcek, Nicole (Haagen) Diener, Trent (Sarah) Matejcek, Hayley (William) Ross, Samuel Burkland, Kaitlyn Burkland, and Emily Burkland; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Keira, and Chase Matejcek, Jillian and Christopher Ross, Thea and Svea Diener; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Verdie; her son, Kevin; her parents; brothers, Orlin, Forrest, Dennis and Alan; and sister, Mavis. Cards can be mailed in care of Kathy Matejcek P.O. Box 55 Lakota, ND 58344 Arrangements with the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND, www.iversonkassianfuneralservices.com.