Evelyn Martin

July 10, 1913 – April 29, 2011

Evelyn Martin of Waukesha died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the age of 97. She was born in Baraboo on July 10, 1913, the daughter of Charles J. and Sadie Page Sanders.

With her parents and siblings, she moved to Waukesha as a child and lived there for her lifetime, and graduated from Waukesha High School. On June 29, 1935, Evelyn married Daniel John Martin, also of Waukesha. She was a beloved member of her community and First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha for many years. Evelyn welcomed to her home a constant stream of family, friends and neighbors who were always met with her radiant smile, her marvelous baking and her beautiful gardens. Little ones were dazzled with cookies and spinning tops. As the children grew, they had fun swinging in her hammock and exploring the corners of her attic. Older ones knew they could count on her approval, encouragement and her listening. All delighted in climbing the magnolia tree in front of her house. In her later years she moved from her longtime home on Barstow Street to her home at LindenHeights, Waukesha, where she was an enthusiastic resident for the last nine years of her life.

Evelyn is survived by her seven children, Sally (Ralph) von Briesen, Judith (Paul) Scholovich, Thomas (Kathy) Martin, Michele (Robert) McRoberts, Richard (Stevie) Martin, Lynn Waite and Merrie Martin (Daniel Castro); 18 grandchildren, Timothy (Melanie) Trewyn, Jennifer (Paul) Hartlaub, Andrea (Lee) Strom, Sarah Rich (David Geiser), Augustus Rich, Peter (Valerie) Scholovich, Julie (David) Moyer, Anne Scholovich, Susan Martin (Eric Heid), Dan (Christina) Martin, Molly (Josh) Trout), Michael (Christina) McRoberts, Joe McRoberts, Robin (Chad Voelker) Martin, Randi (John Blanchard) Martin, Elly Bielinski, Sam (Katrina) Bielinski and Cooper Waite; 29 great-grandchildren, Claudia Trewyn, Alexander Trewyn, Diana (Michael Brewer) Wollach, Jacob Wollach, Lydia Hartlaub, Graham Hartlaub, Emily Strom, Clayton Strom, William “Dash” Geiser, Lucy Geiser, Max Rich, Oscar Rich, Sarah Isabelle Rich, Desmond Rich, Nick Scholovich, Ben Scholovich, Jack Scholovich, Samantha Moyer, Charles Moyer, Lucas Martin-Heid, Freja Martin-Heid, Kaya Martin, Evan Martin, Ava Trout, Ryan Blanchard, Maddie Blanchard, Silas Bielinski, Ezekiel Bielinski and Amelie Bielinski; one great great-granddaughter, Luna Eva Wollach-Brewer; and a sister, Myrtle Christensen (the late Fred Christensen). Evelyn is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, who died in 1965; two sons, Daniel Joseph Martin and John Page Martin, who died in infancy; her parents; as well as her brothers and sisters, Earle (Isabel) Sanders, Melvin Sanders and Verna (Jack) Wise.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12:45 p.m. funeral service
Wednesday, May 4, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Evelyn’s family will be forever grateful to the staff at LindenHeights.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.