Evelyn D. Flesland, 96, died Feb. 22.

She was born July 8, 1918, in St. Paul. She attended the Pepin Academy of Fashion and graduated in 1940. After graduation, she worked for Cartwright Fashion Design Co. from 1940 to1946 and was an influential fashion designer during that period. She married Albert Flesland in 1945.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; a son, Kirk; and brother, Earl Olson. She is survived by one son, Bruce; two granddaughters; two greatgrandchildren; and sister, Janet (Hugh) Lampert.

A memorial service was held March 7 at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ.

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