Eunice Viola Askling was born on July 4, 1922 in Larchwood, Iowa to Selmar and Marie Severson. She gained her wings on January 20, 2022 at Logan Health Extended Care in Conrad. Eunice married George Askling, the love of her life, on May 30, 1942. Together they had six children: Leon, Barbara, Kathy, Joyce, Gale, and Georgia.
The couple lived a few years in Hudson, SD, a short time in Washington, until finally settling in Conrad. In Conrad Eunice worked at the Conrad Creamery for a few years. She then took a job working at the Assessor’s office from 1962 until retiring in 1984. George and Eunice loved to spend the winters down south after their retirement. She loved to go camping at Glacier National Park. Although, their favorite place to park their motorhome was at their kids’ and grandkids’ homes. Eunice loved to play cards with whoever was willing to challenge her. Her mother always told her she was the firecracker of the family. Her family fondly remembers when visiting Eunice, she would cook the best fried chicken for them.
Eunice is survived by her son, Leon (Jerri) Askling of Choctaw, OK; daughters, Joyce (Ken) Yocom of Hobbs, NM, and Kathy (Vernon) Gjullin of Conrad; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandkids; 3 great great grandkids; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Krause and Audrey Thompson; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, George; her 3 daughters, Barb Shephard, Gale Koenig, and Georgia Widhalm; 2 sons-in-law, Ray Widhalm and Tom Shephard; her parents, Selmar and Marie; her brothers, Sig, Hi, Donnie, Lloyd, Tilford, and Russell; and her sister, Evonne.
Visitation will be Monday, January 24, from 5-7. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 25. Both services held at Asper/Pondera Funeral Home in Conrad, with a graveside service to follow and a reception at Pondera Golf Course.
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