Evelyn F. Scapanski


Evelyn Scapanski, age 97, of Foley, passed away April 8, 2023.  Mass of Christian burial took place April 14 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Thomas Olson concelebrated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was before Mass at the church Friday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Evelyn Frances Scapanski was born March 28, 1926,  in Gilmanton Township to Raymond and Frances (Metkowski) Lewandowski. After graduating from Foley High School, she worked at the Benton County Courthouse.  On May 6, 1947, she married Jerome Scapanski at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She and Jerome lived and farmed in Mayhew Lake Township their entire life. In addition to helping Jerome on the farm, she worked at the St. Mary’s Institute and Fingerhut Mfg. in St. Cloud. Her passions were baking, gardening, and helping out at church. Her pies and doughnuts were famous as well as the Polish dishes she made for her family. She was a member of the Rosary Society at Sts. Peter & Paul and was a member of the Foley Lioness. Evelyn and Jerome enjoyed traveling and for 17 years wintered in Mesa, Arizona.

She is survived by her son and daughters: Mary (Thomas) Wainright, Sartell; Joseph (Denise), Sauk Rapids; Anne (William) Becker, Montgomery; Carmel (John) Fox, Foley and Virginia (Jack) Kornovich of Zimmerman, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as well as sisters-in-law, Rita Scapanski, Mayhew Lake, and Kathy Lewandowski of Waite Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerome and children; Theresa, Charles and Elizabeth; grandson, John Maximillian ‘Max’ Fox; great granddaughter, Wren Phoenix Schumann; brothers, Norbert, Arthur, Boniface Lewandowski and a sister, Lillian Jilk.