Evelyn C. Walters
Evelyn Catherine Walters, 87, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Applegate Terrace under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born in Wausau to Edward and Catherine (Gleason) Etter on August 23, 1926. She later married Leo Walters on June 18, 1949 at the former St. James Catholic Church, Wausau.
Family was the most important to Evelyn. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and sharing meals with family and friends. She took care of everybody and ran the second generation family farm. She was the one who made sure things were taken care of and running smoothly and properly. In the evenings Evelyn finished her degree during night school. She began teaching elementary school in the D.C. Everest school district after all of her children were in school, all while still running the farm. She had a passion for teaching children.
After her retirement, Evelyn stayed involved in the schools by tutoring students. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Sharon (Harold) Welhouse, Wayne (Joelyn) Walters, Sandra (Greg) Ostrowski, Janice Schairer (Tom Wyne), and Dale Walters; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and family friend, Ronald Juedes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; parents, Edward and Catherine; and brothers, Lloyd and Roy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014, at Church of the Resurrection, 621 Second St., Wausau, with Rev. James Schaefer officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday, February 23, beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Visitation will continue beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, town of Texas.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Applegate Terrace and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the excellent care provided to Evelyn.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Feb. 21, 2014
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