Evelyn J. Discher

Evelyn J. Discher (nee Herkowski), 86, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Samaritan Health Center.

Evelyn was born on Nov. 10, 1922, to Edward and Johanna (nee Zblewski) in Milwaukee. After schooling, she helped raise her siblings. Evelyn married Benedict Discher and began raising their family. She worked assorted jobs as her children grew up, and then later worked at Briggs and Stratton and also for several restaurants as a chef. Evelyn loved cooking, knitting, crocheting, her card club ladies, attending Fred Astaire dance classes and spending time with her family.

Evelyn is survived by her children Larry (Cathy) of West Bend, Jane (Marvin) Becker of Allenton, Rick (Sandy) of Waupaca and Bud (Anne) of Campbellsport. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Ione (Dave) Wheeler of Adel, Lorraine Paul of Medford, brothers Ron (special friend Kellie) Herkowski of Eau Claire, Edward (Georgia) Herkowski of Milwaukee, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Benedict, son Conrad, two brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be at noon Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend. Interment will take place at Pine Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.