Evelyn J. Burrie
July 21, 1923 – March 24, 2014
Evelyn J. Burrie of Waukesha died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at LindenGrove at the age of 90.
She was born on July 21, 1923, the daughter of John and Ella E.A. (nee Schmidt) Hopkins.
On Nov. 25, 1950, she married Walter Burrie at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha; he preceded her in death on March 6, 2006.
Evelyn worked as an office manager at the Almont Building and then at Montgomery Sign Co. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church until 1955 when she joined Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Evelyn was an active member of the church, where she enjoyed volunteering and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans-Waukesha County Chapter #5 and a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Soat Vergenz VFW Post #721. Evelyn loved gardening and baking, but most of all, she enjoyed being with her family. She will always be remembered as a beloved mother and grandmother.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Bill Burrie of Waukesha, Jim (Mary Ann) Burrie of Waukesha and Janet (Bob) Pruess of Franklin; her grandchildren, Pete (Melissa) Burrie, Sarah (Beethoven) Carabacan, Scot (Jenny) Burrie, Dan, Tim and Paul Burrie and Jennifer and John Pruess; and her great-grandchildren, Malachi and Matthias Burrie and Isaiah, Moriah and Dalaiah Carabacan. She is further survived by her brother Robert (Audrey) Hopkins of Ottawa, along with cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Walter, she was preceded in death by her youngest son David, brother Edward and sister Eleanore.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 9:30 AM until the time of the 11:00 AM funeral service, all held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Pastor Lawrence Gates will preside. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. 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 for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.