Eva Jane, age 93 of Osakis entered her eternal life on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis surrounded by her family.
On July 24, 1921 a baby girl was born to Allen and Rose (Gilbert) Stanford in Larrabee, Iowa. Eva grew up at Larrabee on the banks of the Little Sioux River. She graduated from Larrabee High School as an honor student. She went to Teachers College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. When she fell in love with her father's hired man, her plans soon changed. She accepted his proposal and was married to Robert Arnold Haburn on November 9, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa. They started their family and were blessed with three sons, Robert (Bob), Phillip (Flipper), and David (Dave). They farmed in Larrabee and Quimby Iowa. In 1957 they moved to Osakis Minnesota, when they bought a farm west of Osakis. They farmed until 1964 and then purchased Landscape Nursery and Floral west of Osakis. They ran the nursery for five years with their son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lavonne. They sold their farm and purchased a house in Osakis, living there until they sold and moved into apartments. Eva worked at the Community Memorial Home for over 20 years. She loved her family and was a loving, kind and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very devoted to her family and especially enjoyed following their various sporting events and 4-H activities. She loved to read, garden, cook, and go camping.
Eva was a member, deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis, attended several bible study groups and sang in the church choir. She knew her Savior Lord Jesus Christ. In her later years she was a volunteer grandmother for the Osakis Public School reading to the elementary students. Eva eventually moved to West View Assisted Living and finally the Community Memorial Home where she had spent so many hours caring for others. She was happy to be picked Prom Queen one year. Eva wrote a note which reads: Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped into the next room. Why should I be out of mind, because I am out of sight? I will be waiting for you for an interval, till we meet again in Heaven. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched.
Eva Jane is survived by her children, Robert (Lavonne) Haburn, Osakis, MN, Phillip (Diane) Haburn, Babbitt MN, David (Teri) Haburn, Osakis, MN; 6 grandchildren, Jodi Haburn, St. Cloud, MN Carol Haburn, Hibbing, MN, Shannon (Brian) Shin, Washington, D.C., Sean (Augie) Haburn, Babbitt, MN, Glen (Wendy) Haburn, Brandon, MN, Laura (Dustin) Carlson, Maple Grove, MN; 12 great grandchildren, Michael Haburn, Casey and Ben Conard, Rachael Simmons, Isabella and Gabriella Gonzalez, Bryson and Preston Shin, Alyx, Jordan, Logan and Tehya Jane Haburn.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Rose Standford; her husband of 57 years, Arnold Haburn (1996); a grandson, Michael Haburn; great granddaughter, Lindsey Gonzalez; brother and sisters.
Funeral services for Eva Jan will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with Rev.Tim Sutton and Rev. Lois Burkart officiating. Organist is Pat Converse and soloist is Dana Hetland. Interment is at the West Evergreen Cemetery in Osakis with casket bearers by her grandchildren, Jodi Haburn, Carol Haburn, Shannon Shin, Sean Haburn, Glen Haburn, Laura Carlson and great grandsons, Michael Haburn, Casey and Ben Conard. Honorary bearers are her great grandchildren, Rachael Simmons, Isabella and Gabriella Gonzalez, Bryson and Preston Shin, Alyx, Jordan, Logan and Tehya Jane Haburn.
Special thanks to the hospice workers who tended her and the Community Memorial Home staff.
Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN
January 28, 2015
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
January 29, 2015