Evelyn H. Williams, 92
June 14, 1923 — April 30, 2016
Evelyn H. Williams (nee Badtke), 92, of Wayne, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born June 14, 1923, in Oconomowoc to Arthur and Carolyn (nee Frank) Badtke. She married Charles Williams on Aug. 15, 1943, in Oconomowoc. They farmed their entire lives and settled in the town of Wayne for more than 60 years. Evelyn enjoyed sewing and quilting for her family and donated hundreds of quilts all over. She was a devoted member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and was strong in her faith.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Richard, David, Cheryl Ramthun, Charles, Debra, Larry (Rosie), Karen and Beverly (Andy) Junk; 15 grandchildren, Ben and Caitlyn Williams, Jesse Williams, Eric Ramthun, Tracy Fix-Buckley, Christopher Prinz, Mike and Matt Hefter, Shelly Lang, Sarah Persha, Rachel Falle, Garriet Winter, Kim Schnabel, Lisa Garcia and Jamie Rabuck; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Scheffel, Darlene Gates and Edith Peters; and sisters-in-law, Joyce Nemath, Elaine Jaeger and Tomoko Badtke. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; great-grandson, Sean Schenck; brother, Cyril Badtke; and brothers- in-law, Bill Jaeger, Alex Nemath, Orlin Williams, George Peters, Raymond Williams and Don Scheffel.
A funeral service will be at noon Thursday, May 5, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (6430 Highway D, Allenton, WI 53002) with the Rev. Steven Bode presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at 2:45 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park.
A special thank you to Pastor Steven Bode for the many visits, the staff of Cedar Bay West and Cedar Bay Hospice for all the loving care provided.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.