Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

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Adeline Walen

Adeline Olga Walen, 96, died April 8, 2021 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. She was born July 16, 1924 at Fessenden, ND, the daughter of Chris and Dora Kanwischer.

She attended school at Bordulac and rural Carrington (Haven). She graduated from Carrington High School in 1943.

Adeline worked at TriCounty Electric at Glenfield, ND until the office moved to Carrington. After that, she was employed at J.C. Penney Co. for a year. She later attended Valley City Teacher’s College and taught for several years at Rose Hill No. 4.

In 1946, she married Ernest Walen of Glenfield. They moved to his farm where they farmed until 1979, at which point they moved to Carrington. Ernest passed away in April of 1986.

She was confirmed, married, and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Fred, Henry, George, Robert, and Dennis; sisters, Elsie and Emma; and her parents.

Adeline is survived by her sons, Stephen (Linda) of Reynolds, ND and Stuart (Holly) of McHenry, ND; grandchildren, Brent Walen, Shannon (Stefan) Hofer, Chase (Ashley) Walen and Tyler Walen; step-grandchildren, Summer Hanson, Emie (Dan) Fero, and Seth (Paige) Hanson; 2 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-great-grandchild; sisters, Donna Young and Mabel Duntley; and brother, Donald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial can be sent to Carrington Cemetery Association or Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1:30PM-2:30PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:30PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My sympathy and prayers to Adeline’s family.

  2. It was a privilege to know Adeline. Thank you for sharing her with us at LHGS.

  3. I will so miss Aunt Adeline. I never knew she had the same love of birds as myself until I visited her in August of 2015. Her Christmas tree full of bird ornaments was delightful! When I was young and visiting her and Ernie with family, she would always let me look at her jewelry. I still have the necklace of red hearts she gave me. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


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