Evelyn Pond

December 7, 1942 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 79)


The Funeral Service for Evelyn Pond, 79, of Ipswich, will be at 10:30 am Monday, December 27, 2021 at the United Church of Christ, Ipswich, SD, Pastor Tim Fugman officiating.  Visitation will be from 5-7pm Sunday, December 26 at Gramm Funeral Home, Ipswich. Evelyn passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at her home.

Evelyn Jean Bierman was born on December 7, 1942 to Alvin and Pearl (Stroschein) Bierman near Scatterwood Lake, in Edmunds County SD. This is the area where she grew up and attended grade school. She attended high school in Ipswich and then enrolled at Huron College where she earned her Associates Degree.

On June 22, 1963 she was united in marriage to Robert Pond at Trinity Lutheran Church near Mansfield, SD. Bob and Evie settled on a farm near Ipswich and raised three children. Evelyn was very active with the United Church of Christ, both on a state and local level. She served as lay minister with the Prairie Lakes Association and as an officer in the women's organization of the South Dakota Conference. She worked as the secretary for the Ipswich UCC church for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the UCC bell choir and enjoyed singing in the church and community choirs.  She loved working with the children of the church, both as a Sunday school teacher and music leader.  She cherished time spent at Placerville camp and with the camp family.  Evie was a member of PEO, the Flower and Garden Club, Women’s Fellowship and the Extension Club.

Evelyn enjoyed music, crafts, baking, crocheting, knitting, taking pictures, and above all being a grandma. She had a gift of hospitality and a heart for service, which was evident in her daily life where she always put others before herself.

Grateful for having shared Evelyn’s life are her husband: Robert Pond, children: Noel (Carol) Pond, Jim (Melissa) Pond, Jeanie (Mike) McHugo; sister: Arlys Bierman; grandchildren: Megan (Jeremy) Hildebrandt, Cassius Pond, Kristi Pond, Benjamin Pond, Sam Pond, Mallory (Lewis) Renk, Molly (Jared) Zak, Ryan McHugo, Allison McHugo, Emily McHugo, Isaak McHugo, Grace McHugo, twins Eli and Noah McHugo and Jackson McHugo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Marlene Stoner; and brothers: Ordean and Marvin Bierman.

Arrangements are with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich.  Condolences and memories may be shared with her family at

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in honor of Evie for the UCC Women’s Fellowship, Placerville Camp, Ipswich Flower and Garden Club or PEO Chapter BB.

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Funeral Service


December 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gramm Funeral Home
720 N. 6th Street
Ipswich, SD 57451

Funeral Service
December 27, 2021

10:30 AM
United Church of Christ (Ipswich, South Dakota)
221 4th Street
Ipswich, SD 57451

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