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Hermes, Evelyn M.

Evelyn Hermes, Little Chute, age 89, died Friday April 18, 2014. She was born in Kaukauna on December 26, 1924 to the late John and Hattie (Verbeten) Vanevenhoven. Evelyn married James Hermes on August 28, 1947 at Holy Cross Parish. He preceded her in death on October 10, 2011. Evelyn was a lifelong member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and playing cards, especially Bridge. Evelyn treasured her children and grandchildren.

Evelyn is survived by her children: Susan (Mark) Van Lanen, De Pere; Sharon (James) Farrell, Princeville, IL; John (Mary) Hermes, Little Chute; and Charles (Betsy) Hermes, Little Chute; grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew and Nicholas Van Lanen; Megan (David) Durflinger, Michael (Heather), Noah (Jill) and Madeline (fiancé John Wolf) Farrell; Kyle (Hannah), Joshua, Allison, Taylor, Marsha, Eric (Dacia) and Robbie Hermes; great grandchildren: Matthew, Maddalynn, Owen, Reagan, Ava, Emma and Noah; and sister-in-law: Alma Vanevenhoven. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends - especially Helen, Betty, Pat and her very dear niece Joanie who came to play cards and spend time with her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jim, Evelyn was preceded in death by her sisters: Angeline (Willard) Vanden Heuvel, Frances (Wilbert) Vissers, Lillian (Martin) Thyssen, Marian (Nick) Kavanaugh and Rosemary Vanevenhoven; brothers: Orville, Ervin (Martha), Henry (Harriet), Arthur (Nellie), Howard, Raymond (Rita) and Ralph (Angeline) Vanevenhoven; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Elsie (Gordon) Ludtke, Frances (Anthony) Janssen and Sylvester "Ves" (Joyce) Hermes.

Visitation will be held Saturday April 26, 2014 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Ron Belitz will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at St. Paul's Home for their kind and thoughtful care during Mom's time there.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 19 to Apr. 22, 2014
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