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Joseph Eversvik

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Joseph Wayne “Joe” Eversvik, 75, passed away Thursday night, October 12, 2023 north of Sheyenne as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Joe was the third child born to Joseph O. and Mary (Borthwick) Eversvik on September 30, 1948, at City Hospital in New Rockford, ND.

He grew up with his sister and two brothers on the family farm east of Sheyenne where they raised cattle, pigs, chickens and planted wheat, oats, barley, corn, and sunflowers. He was active in 4-H which involved showing cattle and crop judging.

He attended Rocky Mountain #2 grade school through 6th grade. In the 7th grade, he began attending Sheyenne Public School, graduating in 1967.

On March 30, 1973, Joe was set up on a blind date going bowling in Jamestown with Lynette Gloria Huebner. They were united in marriage on February 2, 1974, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Jamestown.

Together they had two children, Candy Jo and Jennifer Lynn, who they raised on the family farm while Joe farmed and raised cattle with his dad. In 1998, Joe and Lynette purchased Sheyenne Grocery which they owned and operated until 2004. In 2004, Joe started working as a security guard at the Spirit Lake Casino south of Devils Lake on the night shift and was still working there at the time of his death.

Joe was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford; served on Eddy County Farm Bureau; served on the Sheyenne School Board for many years; was a volunteer with the Sheyenne Rural Fire Department; and was also a substitute bus driver.

Joe loved dogs, cats (affectionately referred to as “cat mother” by his mom, Mary) and had a way with kids. In fact, he was a big kid at heart. He loved tinkering with all kinds of toys, especially ones that had sirens and flashing lights! He was very fun-loving with a witty sense of humor. He loved to tell jokes and stories.

Joe was a very kind, generous, and caring man with a genuine heart who would do anything to help others. He brought so much love and laughter to all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Lynette (New Rockford); his daughters, Candy (Jason) Smith and Jenny (Jason) Gruebele (all of Jamestown); four grandchildren, Dylan (Fargo) and Alexis Smith (Bismarck), Hayley and Hudson Gruebele (both of Jamestown); his sister, Ardis (Arnie) Weber (Thornton, CO); brothers, Roger (Barb) Eversvik (Warwick) and Rick (Leona) Eversvik (New Rockford); brother-in-law, Stan (Judy) Huebner (Jamestown) and sister-in-law, Jo Huebner (Jamestown); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe O. and Mary Eversvik; brother-in-law, Steve Huebner.


Joe’s Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 1:00-4:30PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford and will continue from 6:00-6:30PM with a Rosary at 6:30PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 10:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

His Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Lynette and family were are so sorry to hear about the loss of Joe. He was very helpful to get our hay home to the farm for many years and also cutting our sweet clover for hay in the dry years. We were on the school board together for many years also. Even if we had disagreements and even a little temper at a meeting afterwards, we were still friends not holding grudges. I will remember him as a big man with a bigger heart. My condolences to you Candy and Jennifer and your families
    May God help you through this difficult time.
    Lynnette if you need anything I am just a phone call away. Take care

  2. Our condolences to you Lynnette and families for your loss of Joe

  3. So sorry for your loss – Joe was such a kind man and great sense of humor, and we will miss him. Hugs and prayers to the family.

  4. Oh! Lynette! My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry about Joe. What I remember most about Joe is his sense of humor. He could always make me laugh. May his memory be a blessing and may God comfort you and give you peace.

  5. Lynnette, so sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Dearest Lynette and family, so very sorry for all of you. My heart and prayers are with you.

  7. Lynette, sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.

  8. So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He worked so hard to get healthy and back to work and then an accident. How very 😔 sad.

  9. I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss my prayers are for you and the family anything I can do to help you through this please call God bless

  10. RIP Joe

  11. RIP Joe will miss you as I see you as SG when I walk into the casino late at night. Condolences to all Joe’s family.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Hugs to you Lynette and family at this difficult time.

  13. Lynette, Candy, and Jenny. We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Joe. Joe was a special man with a quick smile and a joyful laugh. We know he will be very missed by you, his family, and everyone of us who knew him.
    Mauritz and Eilene Carlson

  14. Lynette and family, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and pray that his soul all the souls of the faithful departed may rest in peace.

  15. Will miss your funny sense of humor and your heart of gold at work. R.I.P. my friend. See you when I see you.

  16. Lynette. Very sorry for your loss

  17. So sorry to hear of losing such a kind man. Wishing those he loved comfort and peace.

  18. I was blessed to know Joe when I went to college with Jen. He was so welcoming and warm and opened his home to me several times. Always treated me as his own. How lucky was I? Joe was warm and caring and raised great ladies. I am honored to have known him in this life. I sure he’s hanging out with my dad in heaven, watching over us. Much love to the family.

  19. Dear Lynette, so very sorry to hear of Joe’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by so many.

  20. Candy – I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Joe
    You will be greatly missed.
    See you later Buddy! ♥️

  22. Lynette, Candy, Jennifer,
    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He was such a kind man. I will never forget his chuckle and kindness. I worked with him as a parent & school board member during my time on the school staff in Sheyenne. Renae & I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time. Take Care & God Bless!! RIP my friend!!

  23. Our condolences to the entire family. Be assured of our prayers for you all.

  24. Deepest condolences to you and your girls. Many prayers for a broken heart. May his love continue on. God loves you


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