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 and love.

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 message.