|Født :||27.09.1893||Gulliver, Schoolcraft Co MI||-|
|Død :||24.06.1968||Lincoln Park, Wayne MI||-|
|Begravet :||29.06.1968||Rudyard Twsp Cemetary, Michigan||-|
|Noter : |
Eva grew up on a farm in Gulliver, MI with a controlling and
abusive father. Robert VanDusen, her father is referred to as" very
mean" with other comments to the use of a " black bull whip." Eva's
mother, Elsie May was a sweet lady. Eva had three brothers and three
In 1916, Eva married Philip Dimeling. In 1922 their daughter, Helen
was born. After Helen's birth Philip told Eva he did not want anymore
children. In 1923 Eva became pregnant. When she was three months
pregnant, Phillip disappeared and was never seen again. In June of 1923
her son Robert was born. After Robert was born Eva moved to Newberry and
found work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Sault Saint Marie.
Eva worked in the Sault until she met and married Henry Hansen in
1927. Henry and Eva moved to Rudyard where Henry had a farm and a lumber
camp. Henry was also the Chippewa Highway Commissioner. In those years
Eva was a Midwife and delivered many babies in Rudyard. In 1928, Eva
gave birth to a daughter, Elsie May. Then in 1929, her daughter,
Florence was born. Henry was a good husband and father. These were the
happiest times of Eva's life.
In 1942, Henry was shot and killed by a crazed lumberjack
worked at his lumber camp. With three children still at home Eva was
unable to survive on the farm. She heard from friends in Detroit that
there were job opportunities with Chrysler Corporation. Eva left her
children with friends and went to Detroit.
In Detroit, Eva was hired working the assembly line with Chrysler
Corporation. Then she rented a apartment in Detroit around Vernor
Highway, and sent for her three children. It was very hard work, more of
a man's job with long hours.
After many years employed with Chryslers, the hard work caught up
with Eva. She had a heart attack and was forced to retire. After she
retired her daughter, Elsie May divorced and moved back home with her.
Eva then cared for her granddaughter, Sherrill while Elsie May worked.
Around 1964, Eva moved out to Lincoln Park with her daughter
Florence, a Widow and her two grandchildren Constance and Denise. Eva
remained in Lincoln Park until she died in 1968 from a heart attack.
It seems Eva had very little happiness in her life. She suffered so
much heart ache and worked so hard. She hid her feeling inside so much
that many were unable to see the really loving caring person that she
was. She always gave so much and recieved so little. She was a good wife,
a loving, caring, and protective mother, and grandmother. Yet when she
needed to be she was a strong, determined, and responsible woman.
|Robert VanDusen||Elsie May|
|1916 - Philip Dimeling||
04.04.1922 - Helen Dimeling
25.06.1923 - Robert Dimeling
|08.06.1927 - Jens Larsen||
03.03.1928 - Elsie May Hansen
23.09.1929 - Florence Lorraine Hansen
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