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Evan Douglas Harrenstein

August 17, 2013 — February 19, 2021

Evan Douglas Harrenstein

Evan Douglas Harrenstein, 7, of North Mankato, was ushered from this life to the next by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 19th, 2021.  Evan died at home surrounded by his family from complications of Leigh syndrome.  Those who met Evan came to know a brave little warrior who shared joy, sweetness, and strength beyond measure.

Evan most enjoyed being held by his Mother, hearing his Father’s voice, receiving their bear hugs, and having his hair ruffled.  He cherished time with his best friend and big sister Nora who loved taking Evan for wagon and stroller rides. Evan was a caring big brother to his younger siblings, John and Hattie, who loved crawling over and playing with him on his big floor pillow.

He eagerly listened for voices he knew, and enjoyed times with relatives and grandparents from Iowa.  Evan’s physical therapists and cheerleaders Gina Henkelman and Nancy Dobson helped him achieve many physical and experiential milestones.  As a student Evan relished peer interaction through reading time and distance learning. He also loved music and being outdoors.   

Evan was blessed by the loving support of his River Ridge Evangelical Free Church family.  Evan’s health condition introduced him to amazing care through numerous nurses, physicians, and specialists. These professionals made it possible for him to live at home with his family and achieve the best quality of life. When not at home Evan and his family received excellent care from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest.

He is survived by his parents, John and Angelyn Harrenstein; sisters, Nora and Hattie; and a brother, John of North Mankato.  He is also survived by Grandparents, Douglas and Dorothy Harrenstein of Clear Lake, Iowa; Mark Gargano and Tammy Ireland of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Great Grandfather, LeRoy Husske; many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be at the Northview – North Mankato Mortuary from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 25th at River Ridge Evangelical Free Church in North Mankato.  Reverend David Upchurch will officiate the service with Reverend Ronald Weller assisting.  Interment will be held at the Clear Lake, Iowa, Municipal Cemetery following the service.

The funeral service will be able for livestream at https://youtu.be/iAvAQf3D85s.

Memorials may be directed to the family, the Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest, or the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Visitation

Thursday, February 25, 2021

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

River Ridge Evangelical Free Church

354 Carol Ct, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

River Ridge Evangelical Free Church

354 Carol Ct, North Mankato, MN 56003

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