Evelyn G. Waite

Oct. 22, 1909 - Dec. 31, 2005

Evelyn Gertrude Waite, 96, formerly of Waukesha and Exeland, was called to eternal life on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

Evelyn was born of German descent on Oct. 22, 1909, in West Bend, the daughter of John and Emma (nee Engmann) Hetzel. Evelyn married Earl Waite on Jan. 26, 1946.Earl preceded her in death on May 28, 2003, after 57 years of marriage.

Evelyn graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in 1930.In 1944, Evelyn was honorably discharged after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. She was a homemaker residing in Montana and Wisconsin.

Evelyn will be sadly missed by her daughters, Michaelene (Robert) Knoebel and Mary (Daniel) Foley, both of Waukesha; grandchildren, Michael Knoebel of Okauchee, Roberta (Aaron) Hunter of Waukesha, Melissa Foley of Milwaukee and Matthew Foley of Waukesha; great-grandchildren, Carlea and Cameron Hunter; one brother, Johnnie Hetzel; one sister, Rosemary (Marcel) Starr; a sister-in-law, Viola (Joe) Waite; and nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan 3, at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home, 120 E. Fritz Ave., Ladysmith, with Mr. Aaron Hunter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Windfall Cemetery in Exeland.

The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca and the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home of Ladysmith are serving the family.

"Evelyn will be remembered for her kindness and compassion towards others in need, her devout faith and her love of family."