Evelyn M.‘Evie’ Christian

June 27, 1937 – Aug. 1, 2010

Evelyn M. “Evie” Christian, 73, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010.

Evie was born June 27, 1937, in LaGrange, a daughter of the late Erwin and Mary (Labisch) Gaethke.

She was a graduate of Whitewater High School.

On Aug. 6, 1955, she was united in marriage to Victor Christian in Milton. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Wales for many years. She had been employed by Service Master until her retirement. The couple moved to Shawano in 2001.

She is survived by her loving husband, Victor of the town of Belle Plaine; six children, Deb (Jim) Bryant of Columbia, Ala., Victor Christian Jr. of Waukesha, Susan (Dennis) Pease of Radisson, Cindy (David) Swenor of Bowler, Barb (Jim) Hritz of North Prairie and Diana (Jim) Eubanks of Radisson; 10 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; her brothers, William (Grace) Gaethke of La Crosse and Edwin Gaethke and Len Gaethke, both of East Troy; many nieces and nephews; and her loyal fox terrier, Lady.
She was preceeded in death by her parents and four brothers, Arnie, Wally, Ronnie and Ervie.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 5, at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. Jim Lonick, lay minister of prayer, will officiate. Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery, town of Belle Plaine.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service is serving the family. For more information, call 715-526-3135 or visit online at