Albinson Dr. Evelyn Antonsen, of Chanhassen. Born Aug. 19, 1910, Mpls., died Aug. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Albinson; brother, Arnold Antonsen; sisters, Irene Antonsen and Virginia Wennblom. Survived by her sisters, Lillian Taylor of Cedar Rapids, IA and Gloria Murphy of Edina; brother, Rodney Antonsen of Clearwater, FL; many nieces, nephews, godchildren, former students and friends. Evelyn pursued a very active life which included two passions: music and education. As a youth, she took up the challenge of the violin. She studied and performed as a young adult both in Europe and the U.S. Her career as a concert violinist was cut short with the onset of arthritis. Not to be slowed down, she shifted her career to education. Evelyn acquired her undergraduate, master's and doctorate degrees in German Literature and Language from the U of M. She taught at the U of M for 6 years and then Macalester College for 31 years, with 19 years as head of the German Dept. After retirement, Evelyn volunteered her time teaching English as a second language. Her passion for music and education were strong and vibrant for all of her years. Evelyn was a woman who made a mark on many people's lives and lives on in her family and students. Services Wed. 11 AM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nicollet Mall at 12th St. Visitation Tues. 5-8 PM at Washburn-McReavy, Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Macalester College or Minnehaha Academy. Washburn-McReavy Peterson-Stohlberg 612-721-1651

Published on August 20, 2002

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