Evelyn Kolbach


Evelyn Kolbach of Port Washington passed away peacefully in the evening hours of Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Harbor Club where she had been a resident. 

Evelyn was born in Newburg, on Aug. 10, 1935, the daughter of Martin and Eva Hentges Fechter. On May 25, 1957 she married George Kolbach at St. Augustine Church in Newburg. Evelyn worked as a waitress for Smith Bros. Fish Shanty Restaurant for 21 years, until her health made her unable to continue in 1999. She was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church.  Evelyn enjoyed bowling, traveling and spending time with her grandson.

She is survived by her children, Mark (Cynthia) Kolbach of Port Washington and Lisa (Christopher) Cree of Savannah, Ga. She is further survived by her grandson, Michael Kolbach of Port Washington; sisters, Suzanna Kloehn of Flordia, Josephine Schmitz of Port Washington, Evangeline Bohn and Gloria (John) Hahn, both of West Bend, and Angela Schwinn of  Spencer; nieces, nephews, sisters- and brothers-in-law, other relatives and many friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, George; and her brothers, Edward, Clarence and Andrew; and her sister, Renea Fechter. 

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Port Washington, with the Rev. Pat Wendt officiating. A time of gathering will take place on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund suggested.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.