Eva Strike, age 93, of Isanti died August 16, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 21st at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment Strike Cemetery.
Eva Kristina Strike was born January 19, 1920 in Rogsto, Helsingland, Sweden to Axel and Signe (Krom) Pearson. Before she was two years old her family immigrated to the United States and settled in Isanti, Minnesota where Signe’s brother Victor Peterson had settled. Eva grew up and attended school in Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School. On June 15, 1940 she married Hugo Strike at the Elim Baptist Church parsonage. They moved to Henderson, Minnesota to work on the Nye Farm where their son, Hugo, Jr. was born. Later Hugo worked in construction and he then served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. After the war they moved back to Isanti and purchased Hugo’s family farmstead. Eva worked as a telephone operator and later in the business office for Northwestern Bell until her retirement. In her younger years she was very active in Elim Baptist Church in Isanti and served in many capacities. Hugo and Eva wintered in Texas for twenty-five years. In Texas she took painting classes and usually painted landscapes. Eva also enjoyed making dolls, crocheting, quilting and doing puzzles.
Eva died August 16, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West at age 93 years, 6 months and 27 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo, Sr.; sister, Ethel Kluck; sisters-in-law, Marlys Pearson and Marcella Svendsen; brothers-in-law, Jackie Donaldson and Allan Kluck.
Eva is survived by two sons; Hugo Jr. (Elaine) of Isanti, Harlow (Ce) of Sun City West, AZ; one sister, Elsa Donaldson of California; one brother, David (Dorothy) Pearson of Isanti; 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.