Welcome Eva Koch Evans
Oct. 26, 1916 – Sept. 20, 2013
Welcome Eva Koch Evans of Waukesha died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at
Linden-Grove Health Care Center, surrounded by her family at the age of
96. Welcome was born in Oconto on Oct. 26, 1916, the youngest child of
Gustave and Alice Koch. She was given the nickname of “Honey” as a child
and has been called that to this day.
She moved to Waukesha with her family in 1928. She attended Waukesha
High School where she met the love of her life, Edward Evans. On Sept.
12, 1936, she married Edward R. Evans at St. Matthias Episcopal Church.
Like many of their generation, living through a depression and war was
difficult, but hard work and the love of family and friends produced a
joyful life. Honey was employed at Waukesha Motor Co. and Fox’s Dairy
but her favorite job was working with kids at Waukesha High School,
which she did for more than 25 years. She was active at St. Matthias
Church as a Sunday school teacher and busy cooking and serving food at
many church dinners.
Her beloved Edward preceded her in death May 20, 2003. Her life without
him was difficult, complicated by illness. We are thankful for her life
Honey and Edward were blessed with two children: a daughter, Sandra
(Robert) Flatt of Hartland, and a son, Edward R. (Dianne) Evans Jr. of
Waukesha; grandchildren, Linda (Scott) Erby, Steven (Laurie) Flatt,
Ellen (Mark) Stephens, Pamela (Christopher) Fecke, Edward R. (Amy) Evans
III, Andrew (Melissa) Evans, Danielle (Shon) Quannie and Joel (Rebecca)
Templeman; along with 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by her
brother, Frank Koch, and a sister, Gertrude Neuman.
Private family services were held earlier in the week at St. Matthias
Episcopal Church with burial at Prairie Home Cemetery.
A special thank you to the staff of LindenGrove Health Care Center and
Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care Honey received.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is
honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the
funeral home at 547-4035, or visit our website at
www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute