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Evelyn Haines(1918 - 2013)

Haines, Evelyn Rose

Evelyn Rose Haines, 95, of Marshfield, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Golden Living Center - Three Oaks where she has been a resident since January of 2006. A private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Evelyn was born April 18, 1918 to Ben and Martha (Meihack) Dux in the township of Grant. She attended Kurth Grade School and graduated in 1937 from Neillsville High School. Before her marriage, she worked as a waitress in Wisconsin Rapids and later worked for the ASC office in Madison. She married Francis Haines on June 4, 1940. Together they owned and operated a dairy, beef, and poultry farm in the township of Grant for 32 years. Evelyn was responsible for caring for 2,000 laying hens and collecting and processing eggs for their egg route in the Marshfield area.

They retired to Marshfield in 1972. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. In retirement, Evelyn and Francis were custodians for the First Presbyterian Church for 18 years. They were also active members of the Senior Citizen's Craft Shoppe making and selling many of their own handcrafted items. Evelyn was an excellent cook. She especially enjoyed baking and trying new recipes. She enjoyed baby-sitting, and loved to sew and knit, and made many items for her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons Kenneth (Carina) of Abbotsford; Lloyd of Elk Mound; Byron (Linda) of Orangeville, IL; and daughter, Betty Ann (Jim) Becker of Marshfield. She is further survived by brothers-in-law Glenn (Nita) Haines, Sparta; Eugene Haines, Tomah; sister-in-law Anna Liebzeit, Willard; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Francis, of 71 years. He died Oct. 19, 2011. Also preceding her in death were four sisters-in-law, Rebecca Goeser, Ella Gardner, Val Haines, and Dora Haines; and three brothers-in-law, Alex Goeser, Russell Gardner, and Arvin Liebzeit.

The family would like to thank the staff at Three Oaks Golden Living Center for their kindness and wonderful care Evelyn received during her stay.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 30, 2013
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