Evelynne R. Russell, nee Rauen, 93, of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Cedar Lake Health and Reh abilitation Center. She was born on Dec. 6, 1919, in West Bend to the late Benjamin and Clara (nee Warnardt) Rauen. On Jan. 12, 1946, Evelynne was united in marriage to William T. Russell. William preceded her in death on July 21, 2010.
She attended public schools in West Bend and then beauty school in Milwaukee. Evelynne worked as a beautician for 49 years and owned Evelynneís Vanity Manor for more than 25 years.
She was a lifetime member of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church as well as a member of their Alter Guild, Folk Choir and Ladies Aid. Evelynne was also a charter member of the Lioness Lionís and a past president of the Lioness Club from 1981-1982 in addition to a recipient of the Birch-Sturm Fellowship Award. Evelynne was a volunteer at the food pantry. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, antiques, traveling and, mostly, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her three children, William B. (Joan) Russell of Kewaskum, Kristin (Mary Ross) Russell of Janesville, and Michael (Lynn) Russell of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren, Brian (Karen) Russell, Renee (Nate) Wagner, Matthew (Amanda) Russell, David (Rosalinda Baca) Russell, and Amie (Simon Hoepfner) Russell; 10 great-grandchildren, Hayden Russell, Ella Russell, Liam Russell, Kaleb Wagner, Sydney Wagner, Bohdi Hoepfner, Lilly Hoepfner, Kyla Russell, Noah Russell, and Naiyah Russell; a brother Bob (Betty) Rauen of West Bend; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service in remembrance of Evelynne will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. David Kellerman of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials to St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.