Evelyn Sandberg

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Evelyn L. Sandberg

1918 - 2014

Evelyn L. Sandberg, 96, of Kenosha passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family and her special companion Princess the cat.

Evelyn was born March 28, 1918, in Egg Harbor, Wis. She was the oldest of three children born to Clara (Demin) and Edwin Christenson. She was educated in the schools of Sturgeon Bay. Evelyn was granted a special driving permit at the age of 12 so she and her brothers could get to school.

Evelyn loved to dance whenever she had the chance. She along with her late husband, Edward I Sandberg, whom she married in Reno, Nev., on April 5, 1949, square danced into their late 70s. Along with dancing she loved to bowl and was a very good card player.

Evelyn was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

She was a traveler and did so whenever she had the chance. Evelyn and her husband visited many countries in their travels including China, Egypt, England, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, and Sweden. She once celebrated New Years on the Nile.

Evelyn was a marvelous cook and baker. Her apple pie could win a blue ribbon.

Her working career started with cottages she owned in Ephraim, Wis. She went on to work at Piggly Wiggly and retired from Tri-Clover as a scheduler and a union steward.

Of all of Evelyns loves her most important and cherished were her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was always said she was one lucky woman.

Survivors include her children, Marney (Emory) Sims of N.C., Sue (Frank) Vasquez, Edward (Liz) Sandberg, Cathy (Robert Bjorklund) Houtsinger, Karin (Eric) Christensen, all of Kenosha; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren. A great-great granddaughter is on the way and will be named Evelyn in her honor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, March 3, 2014; her parents; her two brothers, Lee and Clarence (Bud) Christenson; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Christenson; a daughter, Marlene Alfano; a son, Roger Gorski; a grandson, Marko Alfano; a great granddaughter, Brianna Vasquez; three son-in-laws; Lou Schaver, Eugene (Biggy) Alfano, and Richard Houtsinger.

Mom: You have given all of us two things: One is ROOTS and the other is wings, and for this we are all eternally grateful.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Kenosha Funeral Services from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2100-75th St. Kenosha, WI 53143, at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

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Published online at KenoshaNews.com on June 19, 2014
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