Obit: Evans, Helen #2 (1916 - 2007)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Evans, Klepek, Duplaga, Evanchak, Nezworski, Doboy, Foemmel, Thomas, Christiansen

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) June 27, 2007

Evans, Helen (February 21, 1916 - June 22, 2007)

Helen Evans, age 91, of Neillsville, died Friday, June 22, 2007 at her home in Pine Valley Township.

Helen Klepek was born on Feb. 21, 1916 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Sophi (Duplaga) Klepek. She graduated from school in Chicago and then was united in marriage to George Evanchak on Nov. 22, 1938 in Chicago. George was later killed in action during WWII, leaving Helen to raise two small children. She worked as a seamstress in Chicago, California and Wisconsin and in 1948 moved to Neillsville and farmed, raising chickens and Christmas trees.

She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, a Camp Fire Girls leader; she was a member of the Widows of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a co-chair of the AARP for several years.

Helen enjoyed being outside and working with her flowers and gardening. She loved to decorate and paint pictures.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (George) Nezworski, of Appleton, WI; and Sonia (David) Doboy, of Neillsville; four grandchildren, Loren Foemmel, Rick Thomas, Kevin Christiansen and Kelly Christiansen; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Angie Klepek of Chicago; nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George and seven siblings.

Funeral services for Helen were held Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. Pastor Daniel Cole officiated. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery in Neillsville (in the Town of Hewett).

Casket Bearers were her grandchildren.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Helen’s family with funeral arrangements.



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