Obit: Steevens, Evelyn L. (1923 - 2008)


Surnames: Steevens, Freimuth, Thiede, Damm, Klish, Shereda, Dable, Hamann, Wojtowicz, Schmutzler, Rothamer, Marti, Brunner, Baum, Rhyner, Leipert

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 25 Nov. 2008

Steevens, Evelyn L. (23 Mar. 1923 - 23 Nov. 2008)

MEDFORD -- Evelyn L. Steevens, 85, died at noon Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford, where she had resided for the past two weeks, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Dorchester, with Pastor Jerome Freimuth officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville. Pallbearers will be Kurt Thiede, Greg and Jeff Damm, Tylor and Michael Klish and Dan Shereda.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, where there will be a 9 a.m. Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary Service; and from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

Evelyn was born March 23, 1923, at the town of Frankfort, Marathon County. She attended Lawndale Elementary School, town of Little Black, Taylor County; and was a 1970 graduate of Wausau Beauty School.

She was married to Harold F. Damm on Oct. 12, 1939, at Stetsonville. He preceded her in death March 1, 1928. She was then married to Fred Dable, and they later divorced. She was married May 29, 1993, at Dorchester to Jerome Steevens, who preceded her in death in October of 2005. Evelyn was a wonderful, gentle soul, caring mother and homemaker. During her lifetime, she resided in Stetsonville, Medford, Dorchester and most recently, County Gardens in Medford. She worked as a hairdresser, waitressed at Strama's Restaurant and worked at Tombstone Pizza for periods of time.

While residing in Stetsonville, she was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Ladies Aid there. She was a charter member of the Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary, and also was a member of the Whittlesey Homemakers Club.

She enjoyed bowling, dancing, baking, fishing, traveling and gardening. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Dorchester.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (Gene) Thiede of Medford, Sheila (Don) Hamann of Tucson, Ariz., Dorine Damm of Marengo, Douglas Damm (special friend Mary Kaudy Wojtowicz) of Roseville, Minn.; two stepsons, Barry (Kay) Steevens of Colombia, Mo., and Dale (Ginger) Steevens of Park Rapids, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Sheryl (Scott) Schmutzler of Abbotsford; six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She is further survived by three sisters, Florence Damm and Betty (Pat) Shereda, both of Medford, and Marcia Rothamer of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Evie Marti of Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Brunner, Anna Baum and Ida Rhyner; and two brothers, Clarence Marti and Ernest Marti. Ernest died on the same day as Evelyn. Their birthdays were on the same day, March 23, 11 years apart. She also was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Alma (Leipert) Marti.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to either St. Peter Lutheran Church of Dorchester or Hope Hospice of Medford and Rib Lake.

Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is serving the family.



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